I finally finished Infinite Jest – and just in time for the end of the “Infinite Summer” – so I wanted to blog quickly about my basic reaction to it. I thought it was over-hyped and pretentious. The idea behind it was so interesting to me but I honestly had no patience for his writing style. I liked certain parts like the stories of some of the students at Enfield Academy but I was completely put off by his weak attempts at “urban” colloquialisms.
I feel like I wasted time reading what seemed to be an infinite book. Luckily I still read several books in the last week to make up for it.
Sorry, Wallace. I tried to like it but I just couldn’t.