Infinite Summer

Formed in the summer of 2009 to read David Foster Wallace's masterwork "Infinite Jest".
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 Post subject: You Don't Need a Kindle to Travel Lightly with IJ
PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 2:29 pm 
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Just an exacto knife, or similarly sharp object.

I was hasty and used a chef's knife because I was hungover and wanted to give the first 150 pages to my lover before departing for Vancouver, accidentally butchering the bottom of a few pages and requiring some ugly tape to keep some of it together. But I still give this strategy my full endorsement.

Yes, if you are the kind that travels on foot and prefers having the written word with you wherever you go, I advice cutting the book into three or four sections.
Of course, this means also cutting up the endnotes so that they match the sections as well, but I claim that it is well worth it. Now I realize that there is a (self-consciously uncomfortable) degree of pride or conceit in whipping out a small baby at your local cafe, as one of the front-page bloggers reading IJ on a kindle mentioned. Personally however, sloth and the desire for mobility outweighs my egoism.

As for the value of keeping the book intact, unless you have a first edition, I wouldn't consider it. According to my sources there are a googolplex of them out there.


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 Post subject: Re: You Don't Need a Kindle to Travel Lightly with IJ
PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2009 1:11 pm 
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Yeah, the phallocentric part of me takes delight in the fact it's so big to be honest. I wouldn't want it to be any smaller in public. In private I'd gladly have a smaller edition.


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 Post subject: Re: You Don't Need a Kindle to Travel Lightly with IJ
PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 6:48 pm 
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Hi -- I did this and posted pics on the Facebook group page:

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=7 ... 1116901411


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 Post subject: Re: You Don't Need a Kindle to Travel Lightly with IJ
PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 12:11 pm 
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I once tried very hard to find out if there was a large-print version of IJ.

Never found one.


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