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  • Dec 13, 2021

    I have 200 pages left. I don鈥檛 want this to end

  • Dec 13, 2021
    2 replies

    Any tips on how to tackle this? I get distracted reading the ebook and hard copy would be so annoying in looking up words lol

  • Dec 13, 2021
    1 reply
    CLB PRADA

    Any tips on how to tackle this? I get distracted reading the ebook and hard copy would be so annoying in looking up words lol

    Hard copy the way to go.

    Take your time. I take 2 hours every morning to sit with it. I鈥檝e always enjoyed prose writing so I feel that I can digest it fairly well. Most importantly just know that it鈥檚 okay if you don鈥檛 get everything on a first read because definitely meant to be read a few times. Was reading on a few threads that once you finish it you should spend a week with it and go back and re read some passages and go to the IJ wiki to thumb through stuff. The main plot line is only mentioned like twice lol

    Stick with it. The pay offs to long passages are 100% worth it. Very rewarding read thus far.

  • Dec 13, 2021
    1 reply

    I actually just started this again a couple of days ago and I really want to push through and read it all. I'm on the chapter where the doctor is talking to the girl about depression and suicide

  • Dec 13, 2021
    Slurrin

    I actually just started this again a couple of days ago and I really want to push through and read it all. I'm on the chapter where the doctor is talking to the girl about depression and suicide

    theres some real s*** in this book man. Wallace killed it.

  • Dec 13, 2021
    1 reply

    Don't miss Oblivion.

  • Dec 13, 2021
    1 reply

    What happened to the old thread lol

  • Dec 14, 2021
    1 reply
    WOOPDEYSCOOP

    Hard copy the way to go.

    Take your time. I take 2 hours every morning to sit with it. I鈥檝e always enjoyed prose writing so I feel that I can digest it fairly well. Most importantly just know that it鈥檚 okay if you don鈥檛 get everything on a first read because definitely meant to be read a few times. Was reading on a few threads that once you finish it you should spend a week with it and go back and re read some passages and go to the IJ wiki to thumb through stuff. The main plot line is only mentioned like twice lol

    Stick with it. The pay offs to long passages are 100% worth it. Very rewarding read thus far.

    Thanks!

    Did you look up words you didn鈥檛 know and make notes or anything? It鈥檚 just an intimidating read. How did you know what was going on?

  • Dec 14, 2021
    Rx Bling

    What happened to the old thread lol

    Didn鈥檛 know there was one. Wanted to start a DFW thread in general .

  • Dec 14, 2021
    dedalusbloom

    Don't miss Oblivion.

    Going to go through the whole catalog after IJ

  • Dec 14, 2021
    1 reply
    CLB PRADA

    Thanks!

    Did you look up words you didn鈥檛 know and make notes or anything? It鈥檚 just an intimidating read. How did you know what was going on?

    Yeah I take a f*** ton of notes. Usually on note cards and stick them on the page and I write a ton in the book as well. I look up words if I don鈥檛 know them but more often than not Wallace makes up his own words.

    As far as knowing what鈥檚 going on I think he does a good job and concluding things or progressing plot lines in a way that makes you remember what you鈥檝e read before imo.

  • Dec 14, 2021
    1 reply

    Heard this was the best book ever

  • Dec 14, 2021
    NinaChopper

    Heard this was the best book ever

    It is big flames.
    Gravity鈥檚 Rainbow is on my radar for 2022 as well.

  • Dec 17, 2021
    WOOPDEYSCOOP

    Yeah I take a f*** ton of notes. Usually on note cards and stick them on the page and I write a ton in the book as well. I look up words if I don鈥檛 know them but more often than not Wallace makes up his own words.

    As far as knowing what鈥檚 going on I think he does a good job and concluding things or progressing plot lines in a way that makes you remember what you鈥檝e read before imo.

    thanks!! I鈥檓 looking to start this really soon

  • Dec 17, 2021
    1 reply

    It鈥檚 my goal for the new year to begin and finish this book, haven鈥檛 read in a while but I鈥檓 attracted to the enigma behind this and the author. If you have any tips @op that鈥檇 be much appreciated!

  • Dec 17, 2021
    2 replies
    CLB PRADA

    Any tips on how to tackle this? I get distracted reading the ebook and hard copy would be so annoying in looking up words lol

    You don鈥檛 get the words?? Lol

  • Dec 17, 2021
    1 reply

    I got like 150 pages left. This book is equally brilliant and frustrating

  • Dec 17, 2021
    Replica

    You don鈥檛 get the words?? Lol

    wdym?

  • Dec 17, 2021
    Replica

    You don鈥檛 get the words?? Lol

    bro might be bilingual, dont hate

  • Dec 17, 2021

    I bought a copy back in 2017 and never managed to get through it. I knew it was big but damn its both alluring and menacing in how massive it is. I got into reading a lot more recently so maybe ill be able to tackle this one

  • Dec 17, 2021
    1 reply
  • Dec 18, 2021
    ItsJustShawn

    I got like 150 pages left. This book is equally brilliant and frustrating

    I have roughly 70 might DM for spoiler talks.

  • Dec 18, 2021
    1 reply
    Campari

    It鈥檚 my goal for the new year to begin and finish this book, haven鈥檛 read in a while but I鈥檓 attracted to the enigma behind this and the author. If you have any tips @op that鈥檇 be much appreciated!

    I take notes on flash cards, in the margins and post it pages. Going to do a second pass and organize it by characters with color coordinated post it鈥檚. Take my time. Spend my mornings reading for an hour or two. Don鈥檛 get discouraged by re-releasing sections. It鈥檚 how it was meant to be read.

  • Dec 18, 2021
    Knx
    https://twitter.com/notbenmarshall/status/1394322948299886599

    Christ

  • Dec 20, 2021
    1 reply

    This book is so worth it for the character of Don Gately. 100 pages left and I鈥檓 rooting so hard for him as a recovering addict/member of AA

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