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

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slop

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

Books

"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

Writing

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

Introduction

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

Books

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