Posts Tagged ‘David Foster Wallace’

An amazing density of verbal firepower

July 4, 2011

There has been a book gathering much dust on my shelf since July, 2009: Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace. I have now begun to read, but I’m not used to being presented with such an amazing density of verbal firepower. Nor am I used to paragraphs running for five pages.

My reading is at a glacial pace, certainly presenting a challenge facing these 980 closely-spaced pages. But, we’ll see.