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David Foster Wallace

We are all dying to give our lives away to something, maybe. Does the loss of innocence render us irreparably lost? But, ultimately, like Faulkner once advised: This incinita felt like that for me. Despite my expressed problems below about some of Wallace’s character development, there are distinctive characters in the book, and these three are probably my favorites. Oddly enough, I have the same sort of reaction to reading Dorothy Parker ‘s fiction–I love her nonfiction and reviews, but when reading her fiction, her own unhappiness or, what I’m reading as her own unhappiness since I can’t know her drowns out everything in the form of a tangible kind of loathing for her characters.

La broma infinita by David Foster Wallace (3 star ratings)

Oftentimes I wasn’t sure if the novel gave us characters with a whole bunch of obsessions and addictions or gave us a whole lot of addictions and obsessions attached to vaguely defined characters. I hated the long, meandering passages that go nowhere and refuse to be ostensibly related to anything or be placed in any sort of clear context, much like this review.

Reading Infinite Jest The writing is amazing and well researched. If you’re planning to write a book that’s over a thousand pages long, you should try to come up with an especially satisfying ending. Are we supposed to believe his marijuana withdrawal really had such a bad effect on him or is it something else?


As soon as I had or so pages left in the book though, I saw my mistake and everything made a strange sense.

I highlighted about a million quotes in my kindle, which is always a good sign. The writing was more focused, there was something approximating a decent story arc. Beyond the ease with which one can look-up footnotes, consider the following: Questa parte la lasciano fuori, e parlano invece di Gratitudine e di Liberazione dalla Compulsione.

I mean what is it really like to connect to really be there with a person who is maybe just a little bit wrong, a little bit off. The book is a notoriously difficult read, and yet, once you find its rhythm it actually is not that hard, even with its nonlinear structure. There are many “takeaways” and philosophical themes in Infinite Jest and one of those seems to take the form of a question: Which, of course, led me to the Gang of Or was it that I actually prefer tragedy?

That’s sort of what Infinite Jest is. As well, the discussions between Marathe and Steeply were among some of my favorite passages.

The lacking inventiveness of the main plot is not necessarily a big problem given the fact that the novel is about so much more than what it purports to be about. How to review a book like Infinite Jest?

I remember reading somewhere that towards the end of his life Wallace became dissatisfied with Infinite Jest, finding it basically cruel and over-clever and self-absorbed. Moreover, words I never new existed pop up with sufficient frequency that looking them up in a separate volume would be both disruptive to the books narrative flow and significantly increase the amount of time needed to read this book. I have so many unanswered questions and I don’t know if I just glazed over important sections there was definitely some spacing out at times or if all the storylines were just supposed to stop halfway.

On pages andwe read this: I enjoyed the AA meetings the most, with the sequence of 1. Specifically, the whole Eschaton game, which was sublime in both concept and the actual telling.


Could dedicate their entire lives to it. The book isn’t rubbish, sure, it’s long and full of many many characters, tough to read and not well written like, but I did enjoy the imfinita. You will need three bookmarks for this book, one for where you are up to, another for the endnotes and the third for the timeline that sits around page The internet, telephones, television, and movies have merged into a single device which enables the middle-class to work, access all entertainment everinformation, and contacts from infiniat homes.

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Don’t get me wrong, there is much of substance here, especially in the richness of the language and its encyclopedic nature and the mindbogglingly complex narrative, but it is hardly as conceptually empyrean as say gravity’s rainbow. Okay now what I actually thought I was going to talk about when it comes to the conversations this book attempts is that as far as the ones I am interested in they felt extremely one sided.

I feel like Infinite Jest is one of those books that will grow on me with time and that I’d enjoy more the second time around. Y a mi amigo JL: I think that if Dan Brown: I actually struggle to pick it up and read. A major part of my difficulty see the notes I made below as I was reading it was with the whole Quebec liberation subplot, which seemed both ludicrous and pointless.