Monday, June 22, 2009
1,000+ pages on your bookshelf?
Have you always meant to read David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest? Did you start and get bogged down in the first several hundred pages? Here's a chance to try again with a support group. At http://infinitesummer.org you can "Join endurance bibliophiles from around the world in reading Infinite Jest over the summer of 2009, June 21st to September 22nd. A thousand plus pages (with endnotes - a lot of them) ÷ 92 days = 75 pages a week. No sweat." Four guides, a blog, twitter at #infsum, Facebook and more. It is a chance to carry around something even heavier than a laptop to improve fitness AND get to know a post-modern classic. (Of course, the improved fitness won't be available for Kindle readers -at least not from carrying the book around!)
Posted by scampbell at 8:14 AM