Infinite Summer

Formed in the summer of 2009 to read David Foster Wallace's masterwork "Infinite Jest".
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 Post subject: Anyone from the UK?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 9:17 am 
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I'm interested to know if there is anyone else from the UK taking part.

I've had the book for 10 years now and with the inspiration from this project I plan to actually read it.

Considering I'm a Brit and have never lived in the US, although I have been to NYC twice, I was wondering if there were any aspects to the story that I might not 'get'. Anyone care to comment.


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone from the UK?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2009 2:59 am 
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Hi,

yep, another reader from the UK here.

I haven't noticed any American cultural references that would be too obscure for us Brits, yet.
But it's an interesting point you raise; maybe they've just gone over my head;
are there any reasons why a non-US reader could not fully immerse themselves in IJ?


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone from the UK?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2009 1:01 pm 
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Yup, I'm from the UK too. Haven't been troubled by any particularly American elements that I know of.


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone from the UK?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 6:01 am 
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Aye, and another.


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone from the UK?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 7:01 pm 
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British-born, but living in Canada, so the Quebec separatism aspects have an extra piquancy for me. There may be a few small gags relating to American TV shows or products that skip past me, but I think they're entirely incidental.

Peter


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone from the UK?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 6:50 am 
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Yes - London based reader here, reading it for the second time.

Have I missed some US references? Probably (you'd don't know what you don't know) - but I think most readers of this tomb of a book are missing something, judging from the discussion forums.


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