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The Ocean At The End Of The Lane

I got about 70 pages into Infinite Jest before giving up. I mean that is like a good 150 pages in your average book. Since Jest has paragraphs longer than pages and tiny tiny font. The writing itself is exceptional: deep, clever and witty. But it is a long slog. It goes into far too much detail, it is unnecessary. I wasn't enjoying it so I've left it for now. Sorry!

As a palette cleanser I read The Ocean. 250 pages of fantasy literature. Neither really a kids book or adult, this fairy tale made me think of 'Slade House' and Harry Potter. Mythical worlds in the mundane. A nice little read with a lot of heart.
#neilgaiman #theoceanattheendofthelane #amreading #bookstagram #bookclub #infinitejest #reading #davidfosterwallace

25%-ish into #infinitejest and I finally find a bloody timeline to chronologically order the chapters... So far I'm thinking this is a #dystopian novel with a #revolutionary #subplot and powerful #marijuana

Still don't know what the actual fucking #plot is

Curled up with a good book (or two) on a snowy Saturday morning #literarykitty #fluffy #whiskers #thenewjimcrow #infinitejest #chloegram

Waiting for the Record Store Day to begin....I am like 40th in line, let’s hope I can get a thing or two :)
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#recordstoreday #vinyl #vinylcollection #newmusic #michellerecords #audiometry #musicblog #hamburg #vinyllover #book #fosterwallace #infinitejest #rsd18
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@recordstoredayus @recordstoreday /A

Hello, Instagram filters! 🐰🐶🐱✨ #infinitejest #davidfosterwallace

Le cuffie della tipa accanto a me sparano reggaeton, il treno scorre in mezzo alle risaie allagate e io sono in preda ai pollini e all'allergia (che il correttore del mio telefono continua a sostituire con 'allegria'). Ad ogni modo, mi sento sufficientemente motivata per cominciare (e anche finire questa volta) 'Infinite jest'. E se siete già pronti a schifarmi il Kindle vi dico: ok, avete ragione, ma portatevelo voi dietro un mattonazzo di più di mille pagine in borsa tutti i giorni.
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#treno #train #pendolarismo #pendolari #storieandataeritorno #stazione #station #railwaystation #love #libri #lettura #libro #letteratura #books #bookshelf #bookporn #infinitejest #davidfosterwallace #einaudieditore #trenitalia #trenitaliaviaugurabuonviaggio

“I’m a damaged Scorpio who is also an unpublished author and am also incapable of feeling things. Thanks.” ‼️•

#astrology #tinder #infinitejest #scorpio #author #writer #tru

“Kids today... you kids today somehow don't know how to feel, much less love, to say nothing of respect. We're just bodies to you. We're just bodies and shoulders and scarred knees and big bellies and empty wallets and flasks to you. I'm not saying something cliché like you take us for granted so much as I'm saying you cannot... imagine our absence. We're so present it's ceased to mean. We're environmental. Furniture of the world.” - #InfiniteJest, #DavidFosterWallace .
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#exposeddc #fotodc #dcfocused #bythings #acreativedc #igdc #dcmetro #washingtondc

“ALTHOUGH OF COURSE YOU END UP BECOMING YOURSELF” by David Lipsky

For any hardcore #dfw fan, this book is a must. Lipsky (sent by Rolling Stone to profile Wallace for a story) spent about five days on the road with DFW as he wrapped up his #infinitejest book tour. Lipsky released #althoughofcourseyouendupbecomingyourself nearly two years after David Foster Wallace’s death by suicide, and what I’m— as a self-proclaimed hardcore DFW fan— most appreciative of regarding this #goodread by #davidlipsky is that he asked #davidfosterwallace every question that I’d want to ask my favorite author if I had such an opportunity. I’m thankful for David Lipsky’s drive to get inside DFW’s mind, and for sharing with his readers the raw data, not holding back any to save face or mold our view of either author, sharing with us their exchanges of conversations, fun verbal jabs, & awkward, uncomfortable moments. Lipsky adds commentary (but not excessively) throughout the book which adds value in my opinion. Overall, I feel like I’ve been given the chance (by reading this book) to get to know David Foster Wallace better, and in the process I grew less envious of David Lipsky (for being able to chill w/ DFW 😉) & more excited in realizing there’s yet another writer with a great mind that I can turn to for inspiration, and thank for being just as— if not, more— curious about DFW as myself, and being determined enough to get so many questions answered for all of his fans before losing him in 2008. This book is full of brilliant quotes, conversations, & ideas that we’d never have in writing if it weren’t for this David-squared project of Lipsky’s.
The film adaptation (The End of the Tour) was good (seen it twice, & started it again last night) but it’s definitely not the real thing, like this book is... just saying. If you listen to the audiobook, it’s like listening to a play.

#52booksin52weeks #readingchallenge #instabooks #davidwallace #lipsky #igbooks #bookstagram #book #challengeyourself

I’m doing it 😼
Увидела твит «21 год назад вышла «Бесконечная шутка» Дэвида Фостера Уоллеса. А мы все еще ждем русский перевод. Такие дела» (Книжный Твиттер @polka.knig).
И поняла, что надо срочно брать. Хотя раньше про этo произведение ни сном ни духом.
Продавщица в книжном округлила глаза, что-то в ужасе прошептала, но обещала, что через несколько дней будет.
1000 страниц 8-м кеглем, несколько десятков страниц пространных сносок, напечатанных ещё более мелким шрифтом.
Действительно, страшно. Её и в руках-то почти невозможно держать, не то что читать. Надо было в 4-х томах издавать, как «Войну и мир», а не вот это вот издевательство.
Вот вляпалась. Но! It hurts only first 167 pages, after it becomes an addiction.
Половину не понимаю. Серьезно, вернусь пять раз к началу абзаца, всё равно не пойму, сдамся и продолжу, пока не начнётся абзац, который я в силах осмыслить. Точно так же, как я начала фильмы А. Соркина без в оригинале субтитров смотреть. Понятно, что диалоги абсолютно гениальные, а что именно говорят, разобрать едва успеваю.
Сложный, красивый, умный, саркастичный текст.
Кроме того - теннис. Самый ужас существования, подробно объяснённый через теннис. Irresistible.

#infinitejest #readingnow

i’ve been sick this week, and super busy/stressed. go save and listen to this. it’ll help so much. ty. ily. enjoy your week. be kind. listen. be you. “you will become way less concerned with what people think of you when you realize how seldom they do.” — #dfw #infinitejest

Current books I’m reading right now. If you have never read Infinite Jest, I highly recommend it, I’m finding it very relatable to our society today. #infinitejest #davidfosterwallace #mycousinrachel #daphnedumaurier #redqueen #redqueenseries #victoriaaveyard #thecityofbrass #sachakraborty #springreading #read #reading #readingtime📖 #bookstagram #books📚 #booksarelife #booksarefriends #bookworm #mustread

2k18 shit. Homie gave me pointers on how to read this book. #infinitejest #solobookclub #artschoolshit #bulkup #findmeatthecoffeeshop

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