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smacktoward · 2016-10-19 · Original thread
Taking on Infinite Jest as your introduction to David Foster Wallace is a little like getting started in rock climbing by tackling Mount Everest.

A much friendlier/more accessible place to start is A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again (, a collection of his essays. They're shorter, tighter and generally much better commute reading.

jokull · 2010-03-29 · Original thread
And if you're not you could read his essay collections -

"A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again" the title essay of which is now available on the internet and is a terrific introduction to the late great American author (

"Consider the Lobster" (

Some of the few pieces of physical literature I actually own and chase back every time I lend them to someone.

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