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Well, to be completely honest, my heart began to sink from the very first page. But again, there is a lack of authorial control. Where is the research here? Wayne may be sympathetic to, or actively supporting, the radical Quebec separatists.

Eschewing chronological plot development and straightforward resolution—a concern often mentioned in reviews—the novel supports a wide range of readings. Besides frequently losing itself in superfluous and wildly tangential flights of lexical diarrhea, the book suffers under the sheer burden of its incredible length.

Down the hill from the Academy is Ennet House, a halfway house for recovering addicts. Jim Incandenza, the eccentric and hard-drinking Academy founder and family patriarch, has, after failing in his attempt to make it as a filmmaker, recently killed himself by sticking his head in a microwave.

How is that beyond the scope? I can picture it perfectly.

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Once, I could have attributed this to similar types of people enjoying certain authors. He does this in order to secure medical support for his wife who was born without a skull from the Office of Unspecified Services.

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An Ennet House resident, he constantly asks the time but refuses to wear a watch and regularly violates the sobriety rule. Mr Wise, you appear before the court today on the charge of failing to adore Infinite Jest, an act in gross and flagrant violation of basic Goodreads standards of decency.

If found guilty, the maximum sentence I can hand down is Wallace is describing exactly what is happening to you. The book is often humorous yet explores melancholy deeply.

Although the narrative is fragmented and spans several "named" years, most of the story takes place during "The Year of the Depend Adult Undergarment " Y. You never know when the grooves will open up.

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