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Not quite knee-deep in Infinite Jest

At this point I’ve read roughly 220 pages of the massive 1020 page tome that is David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest.  Every time I get to the point of wanting to dismiss it as stream of consciousness disconnected random thoughts strung together with no apparent concern for plot or characterization, I stumble into passages of breathtakingly wonderful and evocative description or incredibly insightful character observation.  I’ve tweeted some quotes that stood out (@asbiv if you aren’t already following me) but there have been long passages that linger in my mind where Wallace captures with near poetic beauty aspects of human relationships.  Only 20% into the book I still don’t know what I will think at the end, but so far at least I am glad to be reading it and looking forward to the journey.


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