kjata: (gesture of orang-outang)
[personal profile] kjata
Here’s the thing: I don’t doubt that Wallace is a genius. And it’s not that I believe there’s no value in self-indulgent works by men. It’s just that I’m not very interested in them. These men seem to think I’m saying the thing they love is bad, when really I’m just saying I don’t care about the thing they love.

Men Recommend David Foster Wallace to Me by Deirdre Coyle

I read Infinite Jest maybe ten years ago. It was full of ten-cent words that were clearly there to make the "cultured" critics masturbate furiously in response, a total slog to get through, and I found myself wishing I had picked up anything else to read instead. But the concept was interesting, so of course I finished it :/

You won't be able to pay me to read the rest of his narcissistic claptrap. Kudos to Coyle for managing to keep the bile down long enough to persevere.

Still blankly staring at the 619-word outline on my May the 4th fic. Come ooooonnnnnn, self, get it together and get it done.

Date: 19/04/2017 22:20 (UTC)
muccamukk: Charissa looking down at someone. Text: Yeah (Sarcasm Implied) (A-Team: Yeah...)
From: [personal profile] muccamukk
The SF/F version of this seems to be either GRRM Patrick Rothfuss.

Date: 20/04/2017 00:03 (UTC)
used_songs: (Gaga Telephone)
From: [personal profile] used_songs
That was a really good article. I've had Wallace recommended to me a lot, but I'bve never actually read him.

Date: 20/04/2017 02:25 (UTC)
used_songs: (Phoenix)
From: [personal profile] used_songs
Yeah, that sounds terrible. :(

Date: 20/04/2017 14:40 (UTC)
liadtbunny: (Blake seat driver)
From: [personal profile] liadtbunny
Anything that sounds like it would appeal to male music journalists is best avoided!
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