The novel is widely noted for its unconventional narrative structure and its experimental use of endnotes there are endnotes, some with footnotes of their own. It has been categorized as an encyclopedic novel  and made TIME magazine's list of the best English-language novels published between and Infinite Jest is regarded as a literary bestseller, having sold 44, hardcover copies in its first year of publication. Wallace began Infinite Jest , "or something like it", at various times between and His efforts in —92 were more productive. I knew him, Horatio : a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy: he hath borne me on his back a thousand times; and now, how abhorred in my imagination it is!
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See Featured Authors Answering Questions. To ask other readers questions about La broma infinita , please sign up. Answered Questions So am I made to believe that there are actually people who read this book and somehow hated Michael Pemulis?
Jack Waters I named my car after the Peemster. Has anyone read this on a Kindle Paperwhite? I'd like to know how easy the footnote navigation would be with this particular touchscreen Kindle. Beyond the ease with which one can look-up footnotes, consider the following: a It is a …more Infinite Jest is the perfect book for the Kindle Paperwhite. Beyond the ease with which one can look-up footnotes, consider the following: a It is a weighty text that is difficult to carry around, as well as just hold and read, in its printed forms.
While I appreciate that devotees of IJ have lugged unabridged dictionaries along with the IJ volume itself, it is not something I could have managed. Moreover, words I never new existed pop up with sufficient frequency that looking them up in a separate volume would be both disruptive to the books narrative flow and significantly increase the amount of time needed to read this book. The Kindle allows you to just press on the unknown word to get a definition.
The Kindle "X-ray" feature allows you to click on a character's name and get a brief summary to refresh your recollection of the character or plot development. I would have found it impossible to read IJ, despite how appealing I find it, without the advantages offered by reading it on the Kindle. Hello, I've gotten till page and am really struggling to continue. By now I haven't opened it in a month. Any tips? At one point, it will all come together for you, even if you're not sure how.
The title, I assume, is after the Hamlet quote, "Alas, poor Yoriek! I knew him, Horatio, a fellow of infinite jest.
Is it the sort of thing where I have to read Hamlet before I read Infinite Jest or I'd miss a large chunk of significance, or could I just read a synopsis of the play and get by? If anyone listened to the audiobook, does this book work well as an audiobook?
If you read it, do you think it would work as an audiobook? Is it worth it? I flipped between audiobook and the physical book to keep up with the footnotes. Load 5 more questions. Unanswered Questions 4. Does the epub edition for nook have hotkeys for easily accessing the footnotes? Does anyone remember that 'Depend' adult undergarments were really called 'Depends'? Ever hear of the Mandela Effect? Given this or Anna Karenina, page count , which should I go for?
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