Infinite Jest continues, infinitely

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So I had given up on this book that I had deemed somehow unlikeable, Infinite Jest, that is, and had gone off to other, more accessible works, like Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, but I was drawn back into the book — just one glance, mind you — by my own blog’s tag line. How could I resist?

And now, to make a short story even shorter, I have taken the book back up again. I doubt that I shall make it to the end by the time that the other summer readers are done, but there it is. I wish that it would cease feeling like homework.

I also suppose that the good old Roman Empire will have to be put off until further notice. Pity — I was working up a good momentum in that book.

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