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I’m reading Infinite Jest, and I feel a bit like that mouse … and the book is the other guy.
It’s supposed to be brilliant, which is good. But I can tell you concretely it’s 900+ pages and I’m just now at about 200.
Words of encouragement, wisdom, support, etc are all appreciated.
P.S. After this book I will be reading a mindless book about guys with magical powers or something like that.
Why am I doing this?
Coming this fall prepare yourself for the latest
cheap capitalization on a family name with Captain Ahab, Ishmael and the gang. Joseph H. Melville, great great grandson of Herman Melville, will take you on a brand new adventure with some familiar faces in All’s Whale That Ends Whale.
Was the white whale that Captain Ahab saw actually just a large human body floating in the ocean a ways away? And was that human body murdered? And say, didn’t that one shipmate say he used to work as a detective?
Who’s this lovely lady who is a ship inspector? Can Ahab charm her away from the unsafe practices on his ship … and into his arms?
Is the crew extra mutinous today, or is that a case of the fabled vampire scurvy, scurvy that causes vampire-like tendencies to develop?
And what’s that over the ocean, a space ship! … from OUTER SPACE?
Find out all of this, AND MORE, in All’s Whale That Ends Whale!
on February 3, 2014