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This is certainly a work of great ingenuity. Whether that equates to genius, I leave to the literary connoisseurs. Read morePublished 13 hours ago by James W Reynolds
It's difficult to describe the bittersweet experience of reading this nearly-perfect novel... it's worth the effort (you'll want to have a couple of bookmarks on hand). Read morePublished 1 day ago by David
To me, this book has two main problems: One, it reads like a very long homework assignment in graduate postmodern fiction. Read morePublished 3 days ago by hllib
dat IJ most of you are gonna buy this to sit on your shelf and b*tch silently at you for being a massive wimp, nahhh trick that's misguided, you gotta dive into the belly of this... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Jasper Ryden
This writer is a genius. It is sad he is no longer alive. A must read for creative readers. He far exceeds many writers of our day.Published 12 days ago by T.N.S
I confess---I have had my copy on a shelf for almost 20 years and have started it, at least, 20 times. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Cotton Mather
without letting them weigh you down is what you will be forced to learn here. If you might become annoyed or overwhelmed with the 1,000+ pages of three simultaneous stories in a... Read morePublished 15 days ago by mr. contrarian
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|Infinite Jest: 0... what's with the ": 0"?||
i'm wondering the same thing.
Sep 11, 2012 by Alicia Gifford | See all 5 posts
|Are there no endnotes in the kindle version of Infinite Jest?||
The endnotes show up in the text as little superscript numbers. You use the 5-way controller on the Kindle to go to that line and place, and click it to read the endnote. Then you press the back button to get back to the main text.
On the iPhone/iPad/computer, you click or tap the number to go... Read More
Apr 20, 2011 by Jay Tamboli | See all 12 posts
|Who is the "poor girl afraid to go to the postbox"?||
I think it may refer to Emily Dickinson, who was agoraphobic (a condition Wallace himself had).
Apr 15, 2009 by K Johnson | See all 5 posts
|Your favorite scene or "vignette" in Infinite Jest?||
I must admit, I loved the conversation between the US and Canada over trash dump in the north. I've lent the book to my mother so I'm a little fuzzy on what the exact circumstances were.
Mainly, "LOOK, WE'RE SWIMMING IN TERRITORY ALREADY, HAVE A LOOK AT AN ATLAS WHY DON'T YOU"
Jan 22, 2012 by K. Mann | See all 3 posts
|Insurance claim - was this first version of it?||
No, this story's been around in various forms for decades, if not more...
Sep 30, 2009 by Alex C. Knapik | See all 3 posts
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