Infinite Summary – Week 10

08.29.09 | 10 Comments

And welcome to week 10.

Milestone Reached: 738 (75%)

Sections Read:

Page 666 The Tunnel Club searches the catacombs under E.T.A. for rats.

Page 673: Thierry Poutrincourt joins Steeply and deLint in watching the Hal Incandenza v. Ortho Stice match.

Page 682 – 14 NOVEMBER / YEAR OF THE DEPEND ADULT UNDERGARMENT: Matty Pemulis, prostitute and brother to E.T.A.’s Michael, recalls sexual abuse at the hands of his father.

Page 686 – 11 NOVEMBER / YEAR OF THE DEPEND ADULT UNDERGARMENT: After the Stice match, Hal first runs into deLint, then spends the evening watching his father’s films.

Page 689 – 14 NOVEMBER / YEAR OF THE DEPEND ADULT UNDERGARMENT: On the way to Antitoi Brothers’, Poor Tony Kraus considers snatching the purse of the two women in front of him.

Page 692: Geoffrey Day ruminates on how male Ennet residents have names for their members, and fond reminiscences about Lenz’s “Hog”

Page 692: A general discussion of depression, alternating between Kate Gompert (thinking about her Ennet House friend who is addicted to train sets) and Hal (watching The American Century as Seen Through a Brick).

Page 698 – 14 NOVEMBER / YEAR OF THE DEPEND ADULT UNDERGARMENT: Newer resident Ruth van Cleve leaves E.T.A. in the company of Kate Gompert; P.T. Krause follows, eying their bags.

Pages 700-701Five brief vignettes:

  • Jim Troeltsch prepares to narrate a wrestling cartridge in his room.
  • Michael Pemulis moves a panel in the ceiling with a handle of a racquet.
  • Lyle sits in his usual spot, atop the towel dispenser in the weight room.
  • Coach Schtitt and Mario “tear-ass” down the road in Schtitt’s BMW.
  • Arvil Incandenza calls a “journalistic business”.

Page 702: While Hal watches Blood Sister: One Tough Nun, other E.T.A. members invade the common room. Joelle attends a cocaine Narcotics Anonymous meetings, hears about a man who walked out on his wife and child.

Page 711: Blood Sister: One Tough Nun conclusion.

Page 714: P. T. Krause gives into temptation and snatches Kate Grompert’s purse.

Page 716 – 14 NOVEMBER / YEAR OF THE DEPEND ADULT UNDERGARMENT: Lenz, meanwhile, high on cocaine, plans to rob two Asian women.

Page 719: The Wheelchair Assassins search Antitoi Brothers’, looking for The Entertainment master copy.

Page 719 – 14 NOVEMBER / YEAR OF THE DEPEND ADULT UNDERGARMENT: P. T. Krause flees Ruth van Cleve.

Page 721: How the Wheelchair Assassins came to center their search on the Antitoi Brothers’ shop.

Page 723: Fortier and his prosthetic legs.

Page 723 – 14 NOVEMBER / YEAR OF THE DEPEND ADULT UNDERGARMENT: Joelle Van Dyne worries about her teeth, dreams of Don Gately.

Page 724: Fortier goes to the Antitoi Brothers’ shop, where an Entertainment cartridge as been found. It turns out not to be the master, however.

Page 728: Lenz robs the Asian woman and hides out in a back alley.

Page 729: Marathe arrives at Ennet house.

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Sources consulted during the compilation of this summation: JS’s Infinite Jest synopses, Dr. Keith O’Neil’s Infinite Jest Reader’s Guide, and Steve Russillo’s Chapter Thumbnails.