The Broom of the System - David Foster Wallace

The Broom of the System

By David Foster Wallace

  • Release Date: 1987-01-06
  • Genre: Literary
The Broom of the System book review score

4 Score: 4 (From 34 Ratings)

The Broom of the System David Foster Wallace Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

Published when Wallace was just twenty-four years old, The Broom of the System stunned critics and marked the emergence of an extraordinary new talent. At the center of this outlandishly funny, fiercely intelligent novel is the bewitching heroine, Lenore Stonecipher Beadsman. The year is 1990 and the place is a slightly altered Cleveland, Ohio. Lenore’s great-grandmother has disappeared with twenty-five other inmates of the Shaker Heights Nursing Home. Her beau, and boss, Rick Vigorous, is insanely jealous, and her cockatiel, Vlad the Impaler, has suddenly started spouting a mixture of psycho-babble, Auden, and the King James Bible. Ingenious and entertaining, this debut from one of the most innovative writers of his generation brilliantly explores the paradoxes of language, storytelling, and reality.

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User reviews about this book

  • So bad

    1
    By Epignosis567
    It's sooo bad...
  • A good gateway to a great author

    5
    By er20194
    Everyone should have at least one David Foster Wallace book in their repertoire and this, his first piece of fiction, is a great place to start. It may remind you of Confederacy of Dunces....

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