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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

"Incarnations of Burned Children" by David Foster Wallace - Esquire.com

This is old, but holy mother of goddam everything, this is maybe the most harrowing thing I've ever seen, heard, read, or smelled. Not even kidding, if you have children, or plan on ever having children don't read this. If you don't have kids, you might not want to read it either. Because I just read this on my iphone in a crowded bar and I shit you not, time stopped. It's short, only nine sentences, but that's enough time for DFW to put a rear naked choke on the English language, leaving anyone with a heart sputtering and dumbfounded. This is a master at work.


1 comment:

  1. I agree completely. I wish I'd read your warning before I read this story. I have a daughter. I feel physically ill, but also blown away by what a master storyteller he is...was.