I don’t know why I keep writing about David Foster Wallace. He isn’t my favorite author, though I do enjoy his writing. Oddly, I prefer The Broom of the System to Infinite Jest, largely because it is an easier read by far. Infinite Jest has its moments of pure genius and, frankly, beauty, but also has lengthy stretches that inspire pure boredom. Generally I prefer a page turner to a novel that involves a great deal of “work.”
In any case, here are a couple articles on Wallace, as today would have been his 50th birthday.