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  • Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself

  • A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace
  • By: David Lipsky
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain, Danny Campbell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

In David Lipsky's view, David Foster Wallace was the best young writer in America. Wallace's pieces for Harper's magazine in the '90s were, according to Lipsky, like hearing for the first time the brain voice of everybody I knew: Here was how we all talked, experienced, thought. It was like smelling the damp in the air, seeing the first flash from a storm a mile away. You knew something gigantic was coming.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Although of Course You End Up Missing Dave Wallace

  • By Anonymous User on 02-09-17

Although of Course You End Up Missing Dave Wallace

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-09-17

good one

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2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • No Longer Human

  • By: Osamu Dazai
  • Narrated by: David Shih
  • Length: 4 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

Portraying himself as a failure, the protagonist of Osamu Dazai's No Longer Human narrates a seemingly normal life, even while he feels himself incapable of understanding human beings. Oba Yozo's attempts to reconcile himself to the world around him begin in early childhood, continue through high school, where he becomes a "clown" to mask his alienation, and eventually lead to a failed suicide attempt as an adult. Without sentimentality, he records the casual cruelties of life and its fleeting moments of human connection and tenderness.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Disqualified as a Human Being

  • By Anonymous User on 27-04-17

Disqualified as a Human Being

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-04-17

i am surprised and glad an audiobook was produced of No Longer Human in English in 2016. i for more japanese literature of this period is produced at such a high quality.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful