Wednesday, 2 April 2008

Consider the Lobster by David Foster Wallace

...but I wouldn't flog your back too much for ever being or still being a 'tourist'. All travellers were first tourist. I don't consider the appreciation of the planet and others' lifestyles that tourism opened my eyes to as loathsome.

Although to agree with Wallace, the thought of mass-market tourist cruise ships surging towards virgin Antarctica or around the Galapagos Islands leaves a distasteful, seasickness taste in my mouth.

Consider the Lobster (2005) is a collection of essays by novelist David Foster Wallace. It is also the title of one of the essays, which was published in Gourmet Magazine in 2004.