David Forster Wallace’s Kenyon College commencement speech is no longer available on the internet, because it’s being published as a book, one-sentence-per-page style. (thanks, Steve)

Posted: Thursday June 25, 2009 by Alesh Houdek · Categories: Books · Comment feed: RSS, atom



  1. kingofrance    Jun 26, 12:43 PM #  


    “the challenge: Join endurance bibliophiles from around the world in reading Infinite Jest over the summer of 2009, June 21st to September 22nd. A thousand pages1 รท 92 days = 75 pages a week. No sweat.”

  2. alesh    Jun 26, 03:51 PM #  

    No sweat my ass. Look for 90% of these fools to crap out around page 120.

  3. squathole    Jun 26, 04:08 PM #  

    I read it twice. I will probably not read it once more, altho if I did, I’d love it all over again.

    Other books I’ve read twice: Earthly Powers, Tremor of Intent, and M/F (all 3 by Anthony Burgess), Catcher in the Rye (at LEAST twice), The World According to Garp, and A Prayer for Owen Meany (John Irving). Life is so short, spare time so dear, and there are so many books worth reading. Not to mention porn on teh internets.

  4. alesh    Jun 27, 08:19 AM #  

    I will read it. One day.

    DFW fans should read Special Topics in Calamity Physics. Great book.

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