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If I wanted to design a personal hell for David Foster Wallace, I wouldBUT since so much of DFW's work struggles against the modern tendency toward bitter cynicism and ironic detachment, I'll reserve judgement on this one until it hits the box office.
- summon a golem from the ashes of his strangled body,
- put a $ on its forehead,
- deprive it of the third dimension,
- reduce it to a quaking shadow,
- and project it on screen after screen after screen,
- to prop up a road movie with the kid from facebook.
Haven't read DFW yet? Most (all) people start with (and quickly give up on) Infinite Jest, the author's 1,100+ page opus. Our staff STRONGLY recommends you instead try A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again - the author's best essay collection is every bit as brilliant and biting as his fiction, and much shorter.