A few days ago, I came across this article about David Foster Wallace, which discusses what might be the best "gateway" book for those of us who haven't read him yet. Yes, "us." The only thing I have read of his was (some of) his lengthy treatise on lobsters in Gourmet magazine many years ago. OK, so I came across this article, but more importantly, I came across the photo accompanying the article. I can't stop staring at him. I'm fascinated, I'm intrigued, I'm a wee bit obsessed with this genius who took his own life.
I innocently tweeted, "Maybe it's finally time for me to try Infinite Jest." Several Twitter-pals immediately pointed me to the Infinite Summer website. Apparently, I'm not the only one with this idea. For those too lazy to click over, here's the gist of it:
That's right. It's a global book group for Infinite Jest. Whattaya say? Should we do it? I think I'm game. Will you join me?
Meanwhile, I'm thinking that I should at least get my feet wet with the proposed Wallace starter, A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again.