Looking Back on Infinite Jest
Wow. I’ve written a lot about this book. That’s what happens when you write a blog about reading through 101 books. You’re going to write a lot about the ones that take a long time to read.
Here’s a little rundown of all the Infinite Jest and David Foster Wallace-related posts over the last month or so. Take a trip down 101 Books memory lane.
Next Up: Infinite Jest: My short preview, back before I knew the crap I was getting myself into.
You’ll Need Some Help Reading Infinite Jest: A great rundown of supplemental material that will help you understand the book, provided by Jason Kottke.
Some Early (and Random) Thoughts on Infinite Jest: Self-explanatory, yes?
How David Foster Wallace Brought Me To Tears: Beautifully written passage.
Who is the King (or Queen) of the Long Sentence: A comparison of David Foster Wallace to Virginia Woolf.
Infinite Jest at the Halfway Point: My thoughts on being halfway through the book.
The David Foster Wallace Grammar Quiz: I scored 5 out 10. How well can you do?
David Foster Wallace: This is Water: DFW’s powerful and moving commencement speech at Kenyon College.
A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again: DFW takes a ride on a cruise and writes a hilarious essay about it.
I Will Defeat You, Infinite Jest: My thoughts as I approached the final week of reading.
David Foster Wallace Gets Snooty: DFW talks grammar nazism.
Hal Incandenza Sees Through Your Lies: A perceptive passage about lying.
The Book That Stares You Down: How Infinite Jest judged me for years.
5 Things You’ll Learn From Reading Infinite Jest: Hopefully this post won’t give you the fantods.
David Foster Wallace Talks Infinite Jest: Indeed, he does.
Infinite Jest, Part 1: My review.
Infinite Jest, Part 2: More of my review.
I sincerely hoped you enjoyed my journey through this book. It has been quite an experience. Thanks for reading and taking part in this one with me. I’ll preview the next book on Monday!