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The Pale King - David Foster Wallace (prose #20)

The school smelled of adhesive paste, rubber boots, sour cafeteria food, and a warm biotic odor of many bodies and the fixative of the tile floor as three hundred mammals slowly warmed the rooms throughout the day. 147 more words

The Pale King - David Foster Wallace (prose #19)

Psychodynamically, he was, as a subject, coming to a late and therefore traumatic understanding of himself as also an object, a body among other bodies, something that could see and yet also be seen. 101 more words

'Infinite Jest': David Foster Wallace created a masterpiece herein

David Foster Wallace once said “fiction’s about what it is to be a fucking human being”, some understanding I came closer to whilst reading Infinite Jest. 486 more words


A review of - The Pale King by David Foster Wallace

Feels very unfinished. Plays with some interesting ideas – exploring the nature of boredom, super powers, psychical shenanigans. But nothing is built properly, nothing resolved. And not as a stylistic choice – despite the editor’s/collator’s insistence to the contrary. 1,890 more words


no ovation

“Gentlemen, welcome to the world of reality — there is no audience. No one to applaud, to admire. No one to see you. Do you understand? 70 more words


"The Pale King"

This was boredom beyond any boredom he’d ever felt. This made the routing desk at UPS look like a day at Six Flags.

Tackling a David Foster Wallace novel is like sitting in the middle of Times Square observing the the minutia of all the activity while simultaneously watching an episode of Seinfeld and feeling like a part of a Don Delillo novel.

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Books And Essays

'Spectre' CinemaCon Reveals Bond's New Mission

Visitors to this week’s CinemaCon in Las Vegas were treated to advance footage from Spectre, and the clip has revealed tantalizing clues to the plot of the next James Bond film. 365 more words