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page 906 (92%): the end is in sight

I have had two weeks of catastrophically low interest in reading.  We went away, and I caught up to where I was supposed to be on page count for the week prior by the time we returned… but then just couldn’t manage to read anything else.   664 more words

Examining Pro's Prose, Part 9

First off, Happy 8 Year Blogging Anniversary!

Although David Foster Wallace is one of my favorite writers of all time, I’ve put off examining his prose until this late in the series. 957 more words


Locked in Infinite Jest

In response to Daily Post’s daily prompt: locked.

Being locked in a 1,079-page long book is a painful but magical feeling.

Let’s just skip all the fancy introduction and, perhaps, accolades for literature and the “agony and sweat of the human spirit” (as Faulkner puts it in his Nobel speech). 522 more words


Attn: Ellen (4/20/16)


Back (apologies for my handwriting!)

The text of the postcard is

Dear Ellen,

I’m reading Infinite Jest, and I feel a bit like that mouse … and the book is the other guy. 63 more words


Infinite Jest is No Joke...Query Letters are Though

I started Infinite Jest about a month ago (on audio book, as usual). I’m about halfway through and look forward, mostly, each morning and afternoon commute to hear a little more about addiction and the Year of the Depend Adult Undergarment. 789 more words


The Great Gatsby: Happiness and Illusion (RRHS)

Oh, The Great Gatsby. The bane of so many high school students’ existence. I feel as though I am a rare case, as I remember liking F. 918 more words