David Foster Wallace Fan…Or No?
A new film about David Foster Wallace was released on Friday. The End of the Tour stars Jason Segel as DFW and Jesse Eisenberg as David Lipsky.
We’ve talked about the film here on 101 Books before, just briefly. It covers the time in which Lipsky, a writer for the Rolling Stone, followed Wallace on a book tour right as Infinite Jest was blowing up and Wallace was becoming famous.
I’ve yet to see the film, and today’s Monday question isn’t really about the film. It’s more about DFW.
Infinite Jest was the 16th novel I read as part of the 101 Books project, and I actually enjoyed it. Was it easy? Definitely not. Did I “get” all of it? Nope. Would I read it again? I’m not sure. But I’m glad to have read the novel, and I believe that David Foster Wallace deserved all the acclaim he received for it.
I’m a fan of David Foster Wallace, and I absolutely intend to read more of his work after I’m finished with 101 Books. But I know many people have tried reading his work and put it down.
What about you? Have you read any of Wallace’s work, and what has been your experience with it?
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