The Pale King David Foster Wallace
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
The piece by Wallace is a chunk of the novel he left unfinished when he died. After finally getting dressed, I grabbed the Google Maps directions and my copy of The Pale King, and was out the door. An odd thing about The Pale King that I guess speaks well of it is the fact that, when I came to the end, I found the ending to be something of a letdown. And, yes, even so, it's still very good. The March 9 issue follows through with two articles, one by Wallace and one on Wallace. If you haven't before had the keen pleasure of reading David Foster Wallace, THE PALE KING is a fine gateway drug. The 547-page book won't be published until April 15, but we'll line up a couple Pale King features to get you prepared. Its 550 pages are broken into 50 sections, each digestible on its own without reference to the larger work. After topping off the gas tank, I was headed down the freeway toward Skylight Books in Hollywood. That's our new galley copy David Foster Wallace's final, unfinished novel (click to enlarge the image). David Foster Wallace's final, far-from-complete novel finally sees publication. Yes, it's very apparent that David Foster Wallace's posthumous novel The Pale King is unfinished.