Infinite Jest, David Foster Walace’s huge 1,079-page tome, is among the most beloved books of this millennium, however it is usually one which by sheer dint of its measurement has taken on nearly non secular reverence. Maybe by a type of literary Stockholm syndrome, folks that learn Infinite Jest are inclined to worship it afterwards; it turns into an accomplishment and supply of perpetual reference-dropping, as a result of if it didn’t obtain such heights, properly, that was an enormous waste of time.
Comic Jamie Loftus has spent a considerable amount of time consuming Infinite Jest, too, in a pleasant efficiency piece that appears engineered to enrage the ebook’s acolytes. To rejoice one yr of slowly consuming the ebook she minimize collectively a video of her slowly consuming the ebook. Right here, watch her eat the ebook:
She eats it out of a bag. She eats it at evening. She makes sandwiches with it. She makes bog-standard vlogs about it. She dips it into espresso. She does some fairly fucked-up shit with the ebook, to be sincere, which she makes some extent of displaying her whole ignorance of.
Will she eat all 1,079 pages of the beloved postmodern saga of dependancy, tennis, popular culture, and lust? You’ll be able to observe her progress by way of the hashtag #eatinfinitejest, which, to this point, largely comprises full movies of her consuming the ebook over the previous yr. It’s a loopy aim however in all probability extra achievable than that of the man who was consuming an image of Jason Segel day-after-day—which, by the way in which, he give up doing.
Some folks simply have extra dedication to their artwork, apparently.
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