Ladies and Gentlemen, with summer looming, temperatures getting higher, and everyone looking for something to do that doesn’t involve crowds, we at the MediaFile have just the thing!
From June 30, 2014 – September 1, 2014 we will be reading Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace.
What is Infinite Jest? As taken from the wikipedia page:
Infinite Jest is a 1996 novel by David Foster Wallace. The lengthy and complex work takes place in a semi-satiric future version of North America, centering on a junior tennis academy and a nearby substance-abuse recovery center. (See the rest here!)
The novel is a daunting task, but has been ranked as one of the top 100 novels published since 1923 by TIME magazine. At over 1100 pages and thicker than most textbooks, reading this novel is no easy task, but we’re gonna do it!
The plan is currently to read 110 pages a week so that we finish just before (or just after, depending on how fast you read) Labor Day.
If you think you’re up for the challenge, what do you do? Well, if you’re in New England with some of us Mediafile nerds, we will be meeting at Sullivan’s Publick House in Pawtucket, RI on Wednesday evenings from 7-9 each week while reading Infinite Jest. If you cannot make it to Rhode Island then feel free to comment on our soon-to-be weekly threads on our subreddit. We also have a Facebook Group that’s public that we will update constantly about reading, post questions, and discuss what on earth we’ve gotten ourselves into.
So get your copies ladies and gents, it’s time for an Infinite Summer!