The Pale King

irs DFW’s Big Book. Prolix, exhaustive, self-indulgent. Understanding that this is a sacrilege, a blaspheme and a violation of all that Lit majors, used bookstore junkies and hipsters hold dear, we say no thank you. The author isn’t being questioned. He set out to write a dull book and he did. There are tracts of great writing and a mystical grasp of the IRS bureaucracy, but nothing worth investing in. Pass.