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Oleg
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« on: July 23, 2010, 10:34:59 AM »

Damnit, the old thread must have gotten Ratto'd.

"What do you get when you cross an insomniac, a dislexic, and an unwilling agnostic?"

"Someone who stays up all night, torturing himself mentally over the question whether or not there is a dog."

I'm only on page 70.  Fun as shit dick so far.
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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2010, 01:30:31 PM »

http://www.desipio.com/messageboard/index.php?topic=6954.0

That has some conversation. So does the Gravity's Rainbow thread.

I lent this to a friend and I highly doubt he's even cracked it yet. Which makes me want it back. He's not worthy.
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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2010, 01:55:12 PM »

DFW = David Foster Wallace.

I wish I was smarter than I am.
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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2010, 03:26:24 PM »

DFW = David Foster Wallace.

I wish I was smarter than I am.

It might have been a book about the airport. You never know.
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« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2011, 12:42:25 PM »

A really long, really interesting read about Wallace.

http://www.theawl.com/2011/04/inside-david-foster-wallaces-private-self-help-library/
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« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2011, 03:05:32 PM »

Speaking of Dave, I just got my copy of The Pale King in the mail. I feel like such a yuppie prick.
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« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2011, 09:14:24 AM »

RV just creamed his huskies...

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/17/books/review/david-foster-wallace-and-the-literary-tax-accountant.html
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« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2011, 11:29:50 AM »


Taxes, Peoria, and David Foster Wallace. Boner: extended.
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« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2011, 03:42:23 PM »

So did anyone start reading the Pale King? Thoughts so far?
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« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2011, 08:47:45 PM »

So did anyone start reading the Pale King? Thoughts so far?

It's next on my list.  Have you started it?  I pray it's not like the The Salmon of Doubt.  Because I will stab someone if that's the case.  I'm not sure who I will stab.  I assume Powen will stop by in 2013 and give me some ideas.

While I'm using up my post for 2011, what the fuck is up with the whole A Game of Thrones love thing?  I'm not that far in, but how the hell is it considered anything beyond generic fantasy opera?  Does it get better?  Am I wasting my time?  Should I drink a ton of white russians without eating dinner?  Has my grill been "warming up" for 45 minutes and I just remembered now?  Seriously, I need answers people before my place burns down.

So far, this Game of Thrones thing reminds me of The Girl Who Blah Blah Blahs...  Something that some perv gave a thumbs up because it has underage and/or rape sex and a bunch of people that don't read actual big people books hyped it up because they didn't know any better.

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« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2011, 12:03:48 PM »

So did anyone start reading the Pale King? Thoughts so far?

Started this the other day.  Not sure if it's my unrealistic expectations or the fact that DFW didn't actually assemble the chapters and the story, but 50 pages in and it's kind of meh.

I'm sure it'll get better.
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« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2011, 12:44:53 PM »

So did anyone start reading the Pale King? Thoughts so far?

Started this the other day while out in California.  Not sure if it's my unrealistic expectations or the fact that DFW didn't actually assemble the chapters and the story, but 50 pages in and it's kind of meh.

I'm sure it'll get better.

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« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2011, 01:05:19 PM »

So did anyone start reading the Pale King? Thoughts so far?

Started this the other day.  Not sure if it's my unrealistic expectations or the fact that DFW didn't actually assemble the chapters and the story, but 50 pages in and it's kind of meh.

I'm sure it'll get better.

I've heard it's pretty damn good and up there with his other shit. I don't know if it's as good as the The Girl Who Farted Lotion but I'm sure history will be judge.
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« Reply #13 on: April 28, 2011, 08:20:25 AM »

So did anyone start reading the Pale King? Thoughts so far?

Started this the other day while out in California.  Not sure if it's my unrealistic expectations or the fact that DFW didn't actually assemble the chapters and the story, but 50 pages in and it's kind of meh.

I'm sure it'll get better.

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OK...so I did buy the book at LAX for the ride back.  Happy?
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« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2011, 01:13:06 PM »

Starting Pale King today, looking forward to it. This is really cool:

http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/collections/digital/dfw/
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