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Selections from One-Star Amazon Reviews of David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest



passably clever

completely pointless

superfluous logorrhea

spawn of PC Elitist writers

reads like a math textbook

This is the T.S. Eliot Effect

terminally adolescent drivel. 921 more words


"He had played his part admirably..."

Note: This post is the forty-first installment in my author’s commentary for Eternal Empire, covering Chapter 40. You can read the previous installments here… 1,136 more words


First Lines: A Screaming

“A screaming comes across the sky.”

First line from Gravity’s Rainbow  by Thomas Pynchon 6 more words

On Writing

Crying for Ivan

So, after my sojourn into the world of a German book club, we regathered for our January meeting with me suffering from a bout of jet-lag. 695 more words

Book Club

The Crying of Lot 49: Great read, but a little dated


I read Thomas Pynchon’s The Crying of Lot 49 for two reasons. David Foster Wallace, one of my favourite authors, listed Thomas Pynchon as an influence. 1,272 more words


Luc Tuymans - Intolerance, exhibition at ALRIWAQ, London

Qatar is a country which rarely looks back, preferring to enjoy the prospect of its future. A combination of a traditionally peripatetic Bedouin population and restarts of infrastructure mean that little of the past is actually visible in its capital Doha. 1,366 more words

Visual Arts