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Brief Interviews with Hideous Men

A collection of twenty-three short stories by David Foster Wallace

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Certainly very...interesting

  • May 19, 2010
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          This book is composed of 23 short "interviews" with men that all possess, what women would consider to be, gross or undesirable qualities. Some stories are more plot based while others are simply reflections of each individual's odd quirks and how they deal with them. Being a young woman, I was sometimes offended by the way women were portrayed and talked about in the book; however, it was also very interesting to explore a side of men that they so often hide. This being said, if I had to describe this book in three adjectives I would say: shocking, revealing, and intimate. The book is probably not appropriate for any child under the age of 17 as it does contain some explicit content at times, well, actually most of the time. I would recommend this book to adult males for the most part; although, there are women more like me that would enjoy this book to some degree but most likely not as much as a man. The book is convenient for the reader who is inconsistent and can only devote themselves to 10 or so pages at a time. Overall, it was a good read, but I would not read it again.
 

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May 19, 2010
Wow, fascinating, thanks.
 
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What wordplay.
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