Infinite Jest

By David Foster Wallace

90 Readers

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Nathan Borror read 54 pages in Infinite Jest

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wombatonia read 186 pages in Infinite Jest

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Nathan Haley read 1 pages in Infinite Jest

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Thank you, Ben Appel!

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Good luck, I've been trying to read this for the past two years.

1y

Thanks! Travel during the holidays seems like a great time to make some progress.

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Niklas Pivic finished reading Infinite Jest

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Jarrett Fuller read 179 pages in Infinite Jest

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Jarrett Fuller Infinite Jest

What if sometimes there is no choice about what to love? What if the temple comes to Mohammed? What if you just love? without deciding? You just just do: you see her and in that instant are lost to sober account-keeping and cannot choose but to love? 108

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Jarrett Fuller Infinite Jest

Make amusement all you wish. But choose with care. You are what you love. No? You are, completely and only, what you would die for without, as you say, the thinking twice. 107

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Jarrett Fuller read 127 pages in Infinite Jest

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Niklas Pivic Infinite Jest

Well.

Dave Eggers once wrote that he spent an entire month reading this when it was released. And added that it's impossible to mutter an "eh" when finished with it, saying the book will change your life for the better.

I think he's right about it changing things.

The first 15 pages stormed me. Then, I felt David Foster Wallace was merely trying to impress and masturbate onto pages in some self-loving way that Jonathan Franzen can be prone to coming close to; after appx. 150-200 pages, however, that went away.

This book is filled with subjects and words and places but it's coherent, funny, inspiring and disgusting, bewildering, simple and complex. At times it felt like a drag, but mostly it's really, really good.

Every sentence feels thoughtful and sincere, and at the same time, I got the feeling (which is still in-place) that's simple; all you need is genius.

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Nathan Borror Infinite Jest

The 46-year-old recipient of the Jarvik IX Exterior Artificial Heart was actively window shopping in Cambridge, Massachusetts' fashionable Harvard Square when a transvestite purse snatcher, a drug addict with a criminal record all too well known to public officials, bizarrely outfitted in a strapless cocktail dress, spike heels, tattered feather boa, and auburn wig, brutally tore the life sustaining purse from the woman's unwitting grasp.

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