Saturday, March 28, 2009
infinite jest update
i'm still reading it; i am on page 230, which is about 100 pages more than i managed on my last attempt. i'm actually really enjoying it, just kind of savoring its length and heft instead of fretting about how i'll never finish it. i sometimes have issues with huge, fat, lengthy books, and to be perfectly honest, i also have issues with sports of any kind as a theme in a book (the reason i've never been able to make it past page 50 of don delillo's underworld is all about the role baseball plays in those first 50 pages). there is a lot of tennis in infinite jest. but i'm not letting that stop me.
on a side note, this is a really challenging book to read in the bathtub.