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The Broom of the System by David Foster Wallace
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Nov 26, 11

Read from October 07 to November 25, 2011

I love Wallace but this isn't my favorite piece. The characters often read like a morality play instead of the bright, vibrant people he creates in Pale King and Infinite Jest. Some characters, like the Antichrist and Vlad the Impaler, redeem the work, but the character we get the most depth on is also the most annoying (Rick Vigorous). And the characters we want to know the most about, the two Lenores, remain as mysterious at the end as the beginning. Well, at least I learned how not pester future partners with my insecurities!
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10/10/2011 page 81
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10/18/2011 page 94
20.0% "I love DFW!"
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