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October 12, 2007

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Mean 3Monkey

Infinite Jest? It's not exactly a classic yet, but it is absolutely fantastic.

joe

i had the exact same feeling when i read 'brothers karamazov.' will definitely check out moby dick next.

ht

"infinite jest" is definitely already on the list of summer-reading behemoths. and every time i reread dostoevsky i get a little breathless, he's so good. i briefly tried to read him in the original, and the three pages i got through in a week were amazing -- but i'll leave that to the very competent professionals from now on ...

jb

Ulysses

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because it's worth it.

ht

a challenge, jb: name one english-language literary behemoth that isn't worth it.

jb

Gravity's Rainbow? Almost painfully unreadable and incredibly unsatisfying and irritating.

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  • If Ayn Rand and Walter Benjamin got in a cage fight and then made up over foie gras, single malt scotch and indie pop, you'd have the delightful adventures of "That Was Probably Awkward." Plus or minus the single malt and foie gras, depending on the week's finances. But always the indie pop. Sad, stirring indie pop. And a decent happy hour.

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