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  • Updated Jan 13

    If posting spoilers about specific plot lines of various works make sure to be courteous of others. That being said, be aware spoilers will be floating around.

    Will add an essay list soon.

    Works:

    • The Broom of the System (novel) 1987
    • Girl with Curious Hair (short stories) 1989
    • Infinite Jest (novel) 1996
    • A Suposidly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again (non-fiction) 1997
    • Brief interviews with Hideous Men (short stories) 1999
    • Oblivion (short stories) 2004
    • Consider the Lobster (non-fiction) 2005
    • The Pale King (unfinished posthumous novel) 2011
    • Both Flesh and Not (non-fiction posthumous) 2012
    • String Theory (non-fiction deluxe release posthumous) 2016
  • Reading The Pale King atm anyone read?

  • CKL Felli ♦️
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    Gonna get into dude soon. Ive always loved his interviews and his talks but never read his work. Very interesting guy

    Is there anything i should read first?

  • CKL Felli

    Gonna get into dude soon. Ive always loved his interviews and his talks but never read his work. Very interesting guy

    Is there anything i should read first?

    Oblivion and his essays are perfect to start with. I started with Infinite Jest because I decided to just dive in but I know it’s probably not the best to warm people up to Wallace.

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    CKL Felli

    Gonna get into dude soon. Ive always loved his interviews and his talks but never read his work. Very interesting guy

    Is there anything i should read first?

    Consider the lobster is a good starting point

    The essay “a supposedly fun thing I’ll never do again” is a great compressed version of the themes he covers in his work and a really entertaining read

    Infinite jest’s difficulty is overstated. It’s just really long. It’s one of my favorite books.

  • gbluecheez

    Consider the lobster is a good starting point

    The essay “a supposedly fun thing I’ll never do again” is a great compressed version of the themes he covers in his work and a really entertaining read

    Infinite jest’s difficulty is overstated. It’s just really long. It’s one of my favorite books.

    ^ also the essays really help with understanding his writing voice.

    The longness of IJ never really affected me the way its been portrayed for me I guess. But I understand why for most it would be. I genuinely thought the prose was so well written that I didn’t havnt that hard of time following along. What I do find frustrating what was the type-set of the words on the pages that was the only reason I’d get hung up and if I had to go back and re-read a page it was essentially like reading 2 full pages . IJ is definitely in my favorite books list. Will re-read again later this year. Have you read pale king?

  • CKL Felli ♦️
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    Good looks guys gonna read some of his stuff after im done with the first part of 2666

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    CKL Felli

    Good looks guys gonna read some of his stuff after im done with the first part of 2666

    Another door stopper. Is it pretty good?

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    OP left Foster out of David Foster Wallace can’t have s*** on KTT

  • i like avn 99 essay and the one he wrote about his time on a cruise

  • CKL Felli ♦️
    Jan 13
    WOOPDEYSCOOP

    Another door stopper. Is it pretty good?

    Yeah its pretty great but it took a minute for me to fw it. Its one of those dream-like novels. Its pretty unexplainable and cant compare to anything else ive read. Its extremely mysterious (in the truest sense of the word) and sad as f***.

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    DONT BOTHER

    OP left Foster out of David Foster Wallace can’t have s*** on KTT

    Edited. Forgive me

  • WOOPDEYSCOOP

    Edited. Forgive me

    My day Is saved thank u woopdeyscoop

  • CKL Felli ♦️
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    This dude was f***ing hilarious

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    CKL Felli

    This dude was f***ing hilarious

    Are reading DFW?

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    Like his essays and the movie about him. Hearing mixed things about Infinite Jest, though.

  • CKL Felli ♦️
    Jan 17
    WOOPDEYSCOOP

    Are reading DFW?

    yeah i was reading consider the lobster essays. big red son had me crying

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