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Infinite Jest: David Foster Wallace

When I started reading this book I was living in London, working in a dead-end job where reading at lunch time was what got me through. 905 more words


Day 104: A Supposedly Fun Thing I've Never Done

For my next trick, because I might not be the sharpest crayon in the box, I have decided to take on the modern literary behemoth: Infinite Jest. 175 more words

Infinite Jest

Gargantuan book, I tell you.

I haven’t made headway since December because the book honestly intimidates me.

But my goal is to finish this book before the year ends and THAT is one goal I intend to achieve.


David Foster Wallace: "What the hell is Water?"

This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, about Living a Compassionate Life is an essay by David Foster Wallace, first published in book form by Little, Brown and Company in 2009.


A Bastard's Farewell

There was this guy I knew. I say “was” because this guy killed himself last week. Went into the woods – I don’t believe he left a note, as his mother was looking for him, spreading pictures on Facebook asking people if they had seen him since last Wednesday – and hung himself. 3,737 more words

Freed Speech


I am here. Is Hal’s first and yet last words in Infinite Jest.

You find yourself back in Seattle months after you drove back to Texas with three years worth of belongings. 99 more words


“We Are What We Walk Between”: Narrative Stasis and the Human Condition in Infinite Jest

Author’s Note: This piece contains spoilers, but is not a piece primarily about plot. This piece does not come from a literary perspective, and indulges in speculation of character motives. 4,736 more words