Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace


5/5 Stars.

Welp, I did it! After a few failed attempts over the years, I finally read (and finished) Infinite Jest. What can I even say about one of the most important post-modern novels by one of the most important literary figures in decades? Hilarious, devastating, horrifying, poignant…it’s everything. This is a demanding book, but there are rewards on every page. I read somewhere that reading Infinite Jest is like entering a months-long irony-detox program, and this is one of my favorite descriptions of it. It’s the kind of book that makes you want to be a better person, while at the same time reassuring you that you’re not alone. I’ll be thinking about this one for a long, long time.