Infinite Jest

Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace

Finished at last and well worth it. It’s a stor of addiction, in all forms, within society and how people cope (or do not cope) with their addictions whether it be drug addiction, fitness addiction or entertainment addiction.

It is also about pain and society’s inability to accept such pain. I quote: “If a person in physical pain has a hard time attending to anything except that pain, a clinically depressed person cannot perceive any other person or thing as independent of the universal pain that is digesting her cell by cell. Everything is part of the problem and there is no solution. It is hell for one.” (page 696).

I think, in the end, we are all watching the video they were searching for.

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