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View Diary: What are you reading? Nov 21, 2012 (74 comments)

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  •  Infinite Jest (4+ / 0-)

    For the 4th time...this time I'm armed with a dictionary and my literature studies...

    I was simply never aware of all of the rather obtuse medical terminology that DFW put in the book; much of it crosses into other disciplines like music and botany...which makes IJ a bit like reading Baudelaire.

    I'm also picking up a lot of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (I picked up on it in the second reading but having taken a course where Frankenstein ws the central text, it's now very very obvious).

    What I like about this book (yet again)...the more you work, the richer the reward.

    Not a perfect novel by any means, but stuff like IJ is worth the try

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