The Broom of the System

So. The first–and last–time I read something by David Foster Wallace was back in 2009, when I read Infinite Jest as a participant in Infinite Summer (except, for me, it turned into Infinite Year). I liked the book even when I hated it, and I knew I’d be reading more DFW in the future. EvenContinue reading “The Broom of the System”

Book Beginnings: 4/22/11

Book Beginnings is a weekly meme hosted by A Few More Pages. The first line of The Pale King by David Foster Wallace: Past the flannel plains and blacktop graphs and skylines of canted rust, and past the tobacco-brown river overhung with weeping trees and coins of sunlight through them on the water downriver, to the placeContinue reading “Book Beginnings: 4/22/11”

David Foster Wallace on publicity tours

And so we meet again, David. His last book before his untimely death, The Pale King, was released this week. I haven’t read any DFW since finishing Infinite Jest about a year and a half ago, but yes, I’ll be reading The Pale King shortly. Not sure how I feel about the stupid questions comment.Continue reading “David Foster Wallace on publicity tours”

BBAW: First Treasure

Today’s Book Blogger Appreciation Week topic is about the first book blog I discovered. It’s very appropriate that this year’s theme is “Infinite Books and Infinite Treasures,” because my first book blog/reading challenge of sorts was Infinite Summer! Last year, people got together online to plow through David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest over the courseContinue reading “BBAW: First Treasure”


David Foster Wallace’s 1,079 page novel, Infinite Jest, has just been released as an app for iThings with “enriched-endnote capabilities.”  The endnotes will pop up, so people will no longer need to toggle back and forth to the end of the book. I say: IJ endnotes must be experienced in all their obnoxious, hair-pulling, two-bookmark-requiringContinue reading “Booooooooo!!!”