Infinite Summer

Formed in the summer of 2009 to read David Foster Wallace's masterwork "Infinite Jest".
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 Post subject: Re: How old are people in this group?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 2:11 pm 
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24 here, and on my first time through, although I've absorbed Consider the Lobster, Broom of the System, most of the Harpers essays, some of Oblivion and (I believe) all of the DFW interviews during the past two months.

It was a wonderful coincidence to find this group overlapping with the exact time I've chosen to read IJ. Unemployment helps.


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 Post subject: Re: How old are people in this group?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 12:46 am 
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Hi everyone, I'm Mark, 48. I've read most of the Harper's essays, but it's my first time through IJ. I must have bought the book when it was first published, because I have a first edition, but it's been sitting on my shelf collecting dust for years. It's great to see such a range of ages participating. Good luck making it though the whole quote "project" unquote. :geek:


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 Post subject: Re: How old are people in this group?
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Location: UTAH. Yes I'm from Utah. No I'm not a Mormon.
Zandelion wrote:
Unemployment helps.


I couldn't help but laugh. Not at you, but in feeling it along with you. I'm a bricklayer, and due to the ridiculously awful state of the construction industry, I've had a VERY large amount of time to do some reading.


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I am 33. Bought the book when I was 22 but never made it past first 100 pages several times. This time I will not stop.


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I'm 45. Read the book when the paperback came out in 97-98. Have gone back and re-read many sections since but not a full read. Cannot concentrate on it properly during baseball season, so I'm going to read it over the winter.

I have read just about everything from IJ on. Have tried and failed with Broom and felt many of the Curious Hair stories were meh. However, the essays and everything since has been top-hole. Even tried the infinity book even though I know very little about math.


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 Post subject: Re: How old are people in this group?
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I'm 24. First time reading IJ --lagging behind a little having had my eyes glued to the TV watching the Williams sisters blow everyone away at SW19 again. Recently read This is Water; reckon I'll carry it around with me everwhere.


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62 and on page 23.


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I'm 29 years old and I first read IJ when I was 21. It is somehow an entirely different book, and I know I will pick it up again when I'm much older, to see what kind of book it becomes.

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blogging about my attempt to navigate the labyrinthine IJ at http://verbadverb.blogspot.com/


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