I fell drastically behind on Infinite Summer while in Watertown; I think I managed all of five pages while we were there. Thanks to a fairly lazy Sunday and some time last night, I caught up! I’m on page 242 now, almost 25% of the way through the book.
I’m enjoying it a lot. I’m not sure why I was so annoyed the first time I tried to read it. It takes a while to be able to read his style easily, but I’m there now. Also, I love that he was obviously obsessed with A Clockwork Orange, which is one of my favorite books ever, re:
2) I speak Russian, so the slang is especially fascinating
I was bothered by one thing in Infinite Jest so far:
1) he spelled ‘Monistat’ wrong. I dunno, maybe it’s intentional.
The problem with cramming almost 100 pages of intense reading into the last two days is that I’m dreaming about it all night. You know how he keeps talking about ‘fugues’? That’s basically my dreams right now.
How are you guys doing on this??