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A brief note to readers new to Infinite Jest (and a very incomplete list of motifs in the novel)

David Foster Wallace’s 1996 novel Infinite Jest poses rhetorical, formal, and verbal challenges that will confound many readers new to the text. The abundance of (or  1,208 more words


Infinite Jest July 6: Ben Darsow, For What Its Worth & Ciaran Lyons

This Monday at the Flying Scotsman Infinite Jest is hosting another must see show with comedians you don’t want to miss out on and a brand new segment “For What It’s Worth” where 2 comedians are given their whole stand up routine by Perth favorite Colin Worth, the 2 comedians this time will be Glenn Grimwood who you’ve heard on Drive with Christian and Kane and Natnael Damena. 236 more words


The Infinite Vastness of Infinite Jest

This is my second attempt at reading David Foster Wallace’s ‘Infinite Jest’. My first endeavour with the hardback copy ordered from the library nearly dislocated my shoulder as it met the exact maximum size specification for airline hand luggage. 380 more words


10% Check-In: Infinite Jest

I usually know after 10% whether I’ll want to continue reading a book or put it down forever. This post is about Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace. 270 more words

10% Check-In

The Meaning in the Mundane: David Foster Wallace and Our Personal Clichés—Cody Copeland

When I heard that David Foster Wallace had killed himself I erupted in a fit of violent, derisive laughter. A hard-hearted reaction, I know, but give me a chance to explain my lapse of compassion. 1,179 more words

Beyond The Bog

Don't Overthink It

Hal likes to get high in secret, but a bigger secret is that he’s as attached to the secrecy as he is to getting high…

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#107 Infinite Jest - David Foster Wallace

Wondering why I haven’t posted in a while? Blame it on the fact that I only yesterday finished Infinite Jest, a book I started something like 4 months ago.  452 more words