Thursday, April 19, 2012

Reading Material For My Trip

Because I am in love with books and reading it seems important to record what I will be packing along on my trip. I'm sorry I must inflict this on you, but I don't have a choice.

Literary Theory, by Terry Eagleton

On Evil, by Terry Eagleton

Travels With Charley, by John Steinbeck--My creative writing teacher from my senior year of high school told me I had to read it. Maybe I'll finally make it happen.

The Afterlife, by John Updike

One Wired magazine

And then what I have on my Kindle:

Rabbit Redux, by Updike

Infinite Jest, by David Foster Wallace--One word for this book--slog. And that's the nicest one I can muster. Doubtful that I will finish. I want to so badly, but good god, it's just too much. Too much detail, too many words, too many characters, too many scenarios without enough pay off. What haunts me is that it could break open at any moment and be brilliant. And for this possibility I will probably press on.

Anyway, that should be enough material to cover 3.5 days. I always bring much too much, I can't have it any other way.

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