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Infinite Jest - Blogging The Book

Christopher John Farley over at Wall Street Journal Speakeasy is finally reading Infinite Jest. Properly. And he's going to blog about it, ‘Infinite Jest’: Blogging the Book (Part 1):
 
I interviewed David Foster Wallace not long before he committed suicide and a few months ago an editor called to talk to me about my final encounter with the author.
 
Like most people, I count Wallace’s “Infinite Jest” as one of the best novels I’ve ever read.
Actually, let me be a bit more precise.
 
Like a certain set of (arguably) semi-pretentious folks, many of whom have been educated at leading universities or who have jobs in the major media, I count “Infinite Jest” as one of the books that I’ve started to read, but never actually completed in the strictest sense of that word.

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Update: Check out Part 2 , Part 3 , Part 4 and Part 5.

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Last Updated on Sunday, 24 April 2011 06:12