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Day 29 - #infinite #literaryluck
A gargantuan, mind-altering comedy about the pursuit of happiness in America. Set in an addicts' halfway house and a tennis academy, and featuring the most endearingly screwed-up family, Infinite Jest explores what entertainment is and why it has come to dominate our lives; how our desire for entertainment affects our need to connect with other people; and about what the pleasures we choose say about who we are.
I've just caught up with#INJT2019📘 I didn't have stickers at hand when I started, so I have a log in my phone now, and it's already like a little novel itself😁 I can't say I see all the plot lines yet (is that even possible??), but the conspiracy is surely beginning to outline, and I'm totally into the Incadenza family. I'm loving the translation - lots of stunningly beautiful (or terrific) images for now. @LazyDays, how are you doing?😉
1️⃣ (I have so many of those😋) The tagged book is 500+ pages of pretentious xenophobic swill. Blargh!
2️⃣ Yes, please.
4️⃣ Wizard of Oz
I've already got my pick for #24in48
According to the Kindle App it will take me over 30 hours to complete so this is a perfect chance to read it. I've had this book for years and haven't even started it. I hear so much about it. Now I can form my own opinion.
I finally got my hands on Russian translation of #InfiniteJest 🤩 Now let's find out how many years will pass till I get to read at least one of them 😁
UPD: #INJT2019 @LazyDays
Seems it won't take that long 🤓
Guys, why in the heck am I only apparently interested in reading books that are 800+ pages long??! 😭🤦♀️😅 #doorstoppers
Repost for @LazyDays :
Please join me for a read along of Infinite Jest!
Starting Jan 1 and ending Oct 31, 100 pages or so a month.
Discussions held at the end of each month, and a final discussion at the end of October.
2019 here we come!
#litsyhappenings #repost #readalong #buddyread #infinitejest #wecandothis
Well, here we go! Let‘s see how this estimation changes as I progress...
When @ErinSueG says challenge, she means it.
There are many authors I am grateful for. I doubt I could think of them all even if I was given a day and a truck of ginko.
I am grateful for David Foster Wallace who ushered me through a painful and disorienting time in my early thirties. He, like so most of my favorite authors, describes the human condition so well, but unlike many of my favorites, you feel he‘s in it too.
It‘s Looking a bit battered, but so far I‘m 430 pages into this beast and feeling quite accomplished. 💙📖🤓
#adventrecommends Day 11
I wrote this entire post this morning, then scratched it. I thought posting Infinite Jest would make me seem, well, in a word, snobby. I thought y‘all might think that I am one of those insufferable boors who drag this behemoth of a book around and lord it over others who haven‘t read it. But finally, I am going to post this because: 1) it‘s a damn good book; and 2)David Foster Wallace was such a kind person. Forgive me ⬇️
After struggling with this book for over a year, I have slowly but surely fallen in love. With the storytelling. With the weirdness, with the sheer beauty of the writing.
PS anyone know where I can find this version of the book?!?! I love this cover.
Who am I kidding? I don't have time to read this right now: back to the #library.
Absolutely nothing like it. People either love it or hate it. This audiobook is a true work of art with maybe the best narrator I‘ve heard. What a masterpiece. Overall rating: 4.98 stars
Suggestions for husband needed. He‘s been reading various Wallace pieces and likes them. Looking for recommendations in the same vein.
Look what arrived today? Thanks, @Trashcanman - the envelope arrived injured, but its contents were safe. That‘s got to be a metaphor for something 😁 I‘ll be reading this in 2019 as I turn the big 4-0!
Ooh, there are bookmarks in here! Nice! Thank you! 👍🏻
In other #jb postal news, I mailed you a note today, @CouronneDhiver - sorry it‘s taken me a bit to respond!
"Demapping rats became Lenz's way of resolving internal-type issues for the first couple of weeks of it, walking home in the verminal dark."
I have read The Kreutzer Sonata, listened to a couple of hours of The Thirteenth Tale, and started the fourth Darkmouth book with my son. Now it's time to dedicate a few hours to Infinite Jest. I'm 143 pages (plus footnotes) behind my #InfiniteSummer schedule, so I have a bit of catching up to do!
My second #reversereadathon #thisorthatgiveaway is all about the chunkster. These books are heavy (again, pun intended).
Comment below with THIS OR THAT. I'll announce the winners tomorrow night at 9pm EST.
I may have a dedicated readathon stack for #24in48 but I can‘t skip my daily #InfiniteSummer reading. Today I spent almost two hours embroiled in footnotes, Québécois separatism, and a crazy game of Eschaton. I‘m going to miss my daily instalments when I get to the end. (Why does it have to end? ?) The last time I felt this way was when I read Middlemarch.
But now... on to something lighter for late night reading with wine.
‘...almost nothing important that ever happens to you happens because you engineer it. Destiny has no beeper; destiny always leans trenchcoated out of an alley with some sort of Psst that you usually can‘t even hear because you‘re in such a rush to or from something important you‘ve tried to engineer.‘
Initially, I wasn't sure I would like this book (too fragmented, too many drugs), but I ended up finding it both very funny (especially the scenes related to 12-step programs) and permeated with Wallace's characteristic humanism. I read approximately 25 pages a day for about a month and a half, and I highly recommend reading it in manageable chunks because it is pretty dense.
Say what? 🤨🤯 Do I even start looking words up in a dictionary here or just let it wash over me? 😂😅😂
I loved this book so much, but it's definitely a book you will need to sit down and think about for a little while before you can move on to another one. Lol.