Tuesday, September 16, 2008

How did I miss this?


I suppose I missed it because I never could stomach David Foster Wallace’s work, though many tell me I should try and try again. Regardless of my inability to make it through five pages of Infinite Jest, I admire the work for being the unlikely bestseller that it was. Not many tomes crammed with allusions and footnotes that take over pages and shifting typeface and other postmodernist trickery can reach so wide an audience.

Anyway, regardless of what I thought of the guy’s work, I’m startled to hear of his suicide. It's an odd morning.