July 17, 2009

Infinite Advice

I've never read "Infinite Jest" and I missed the start of the "infinite Summer" project, but I'm a big fan of David Foster Wallace's essays, so I think I might have to take the plunge and read it. Jason Kottke has some advice:

Some readers have found it useful to rip the book in half for easier reading on the subway or on the beach. If you do this, you also need to tear the footnotes from the back half and tape them to front half. This technique has the side effect of giving you the appearance of A Very Serious Reader of Infinite Jest, which will either keep onlookers' questions to a minimum or maximum, depending on the onlooker.
It's also, apparently, the only book ever written that requires three bookmarks.

Posted by Stephen Silver at July 17, 2009 03:59 PM
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