Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Flogging myself through Infinite Jest

I'm past 100 pages, and it's not that hard to pick up the book after a couple of days off - it did help at the beginning to read Amazon reviews or I might not have picked up that Chapter 1 takes place 1 year after Chapter 2.

It's not a very satisfying novel though - don't care about the characters; don't care about the plot - lots of tennis info because the author used to play tennis, but i enjoyed his essay in a supposedly fun thing..... better than the tennis sections here. Much more concise and there was an emotional connection since the author was describing his personal experience.

Otherwise the Infinite Jest itself just seems a rip-off of Monte Python's killer joke.

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