Six glowing reviews. Here is the introduction:
David Foster Wallace’s posthumous novel The Pale King is officially scheduled for release on April 15, but the reviews are already here, if you can even call them just reviews. Considerations of The Pale King are doing far more than weighing in on the new novel — they’re taking a bigger view of Foster Wallace’s work, his major themes, his life, his suicide. Perhaps called to action by Foster Wallace’s work, the writers of these essays are expressing their opinions in far more vigorous prose than your standard book review. So, if you’re looking for some passionate writing about David Foster Wallace, you should read these pieces in their entirety — but if you’re looking for the Cliff’s Notes version, here you go.