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A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again by David Foster Wallace
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Apr 28, 2011

really liked it
Read from March 17 to April 28, 2011

While the excessive parenthetical notes and footnotes may become confusing at times, I really enjoyed the earnest tone of Wallace's essays. In particular, his self-depreciating style and deep introspection contrast with his often paralyzing inability to act in a "normal" fashion, leading to such enjoyable scenes as him asking the concierge on a cruise ship if they have any raw meat that he could throw off the side of the boat to attract sharks.
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03/17/2011 page 83
23.0% "Just finished an essay on tv's effect of "high culture," such as post-modern literature, and how a cycle of irony and group-think can perpetuate the audience's interest in television. I think I'm in a bit (a lot) over my head, but it's interesting to grapple with some of the ideas."

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