Who here bought Infinite Jest but never read it

Soft_member
Soft_member

who here bought Infinite Jest but never read it

5mileys
5mileys

How pathetic is it that I've been reading it on and off for almost two years now?

likme
likme

@5mileys
less pathetic than buying it and not opening it once

Skullbone
Skullbone

Read about a third and dropped it. There's only so much pseudointellectual verbal masturbation I can take and a lion's share of it is already used up on browsing Veeky Forums.

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

@Soft_member
buying books

WebTool
WebTool

@Burnblaze
living in an area with a library
i bet you frequent starbucks.

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

@Burnblaze

I love libraries but I find it so hard to get reading done. People are very disrespectful, eat food, take phone calls, giggle etc.

I also can't seem to not rack up fines.

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

@Soft_member
I bought it, then read a couple pages a few months later. Haven't touched it since. I might pick it up for real some time, but I'd honestly rather go through classics I'm more confident that I'll enjoy.

@Burnblaze
I've never been able to read a borrowed book. I read at a slow pace, so whenever I've borrowed a book I would always have that anxiety of worrying that I won't finish it in time. Also to me a benefit of owning a book is that it secondarily acts as sort of a trophy to me when I finish reading it. I feel like less of a piece of shit when I look at a shelf and see the books I've read.

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

@Burnblaze
Not striving to amass a collection of books that would rival the Library of Congress
pure savagery desu

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

@WebTool
@BlogWobbles
@LuckyDusty
@BinaryMan
you uncultured swine, having been birthed many years prior, would not have even traversed the halls of the Library of Alexandra, would you?

5mileys
5mileys

Me, too busy reading non-fiction.

w8t4u
w8t4u

I'm about 200 pages in

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

@Dreamworx
What the fuck are you even saying? Learn how to speak English before you use it.

eGremlin
eGremlin

@Stark_Naked
Not an argument.

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

@Dreamworx
Improper English/10

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

@eGremlin
@New_Cliche
samefag

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

@Burnblaze
The last time I got a book at my local library I immediately began marking it up with my pen making petty comments and connections to other works or creations and streaming my thoughts along with the text

Read all of Joyces Dubliners before I realized I didnt own it, dropped it off feeling like some kind of literature rapist

viagrandad
viagrandad

@TalkBomber
if I cant defile beautiful women I may as well defile beautiful literature
makes sense desu

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

@Burnblaze
leaving your home
not isolating yourself entirely with an ever growing library of books on .pdf

Don't do this. The library is probably a better place. Do not spend your life in isolation.

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

@viagrandad

Part of my weekly tomfoolery is getting hammered, scouting out the only pale skinned dark haired lost chick at the bar, successfully convincing her im not an asshole, more or less raping her even though technically its consensual, i always get them on camera saying we can fuck etc

My preferred method of defilement is tying them to my bed and putting on a pig faced mask and squealing violently while I stab lost girl vagina no. 17 with huge white cock, 9 inches slut eat it

My preferred sexual reaction is disgust. I hate two things more than anything else, vanilla sex and women smiling. I will go to great lengths to get the desired reaction. Sometimes I go too far

Oh how far from home ive...come

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

i bought it and finished it in about a month and a half
i really liked it and would say it's one of my favourite books

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

I bought it as an Ebook so i wouldn't have to load it around or ripe the chapters apart. But as it turns out, it's even more frustrating to flip back and forth between endnotes.

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

@Burnblaze
But how will people know what books you have read?

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

I received it as a christmas gift, I thought "shit they think i'm the kind of person to read that bullshit".

Never opened it. :_(

Snarelure
Snarelure

Why shouldn't we just take pictures of all the pages of books and get rid of libraries?

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

@Snarelure
Do I look like I know what a pdf is?

Techpill
Techpill

@ZeroReborn
Goodreads and make sure it’s linked to your fb

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

@Stupidasole
Not an argument. Seriously physical media is fucking useless we should just get rid of it all. Old books can just be scanned. Libraries take up too much space in unis anyway.

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

@Soft_member
I've bought it, but I've read it completely. I've failed.

Booteefool
Booteefool

@Burnblaze
Being so indigent to not afford books, but instead linger in the library like a common vagabond.

w8t4u
w8t4u

@BinaryMan
but they're fun, user

iluvmen
iluvmen

@Soft_member
I got 200 pages in and realized it was literally just meant to test my patience and the jest was that I was trying to force my way through this worthless book.

Methshot
Methshot

@w8t4u
So?

Skullbone
Skullbone

@Soft_member
Reporting in

I was afraid they would stop printing the meme edition, I will get to it eventually I swear
Also I read the first page

happy_sad
happy_sad

@iluvmen
"literary critics" aka hipsters trying desperately to validate their english and library science master's degrees, the payment for which has them swimming in a lifetime of student debt... those kind of people find unironic validation in forcing their way through a worthless book
they may even then go so far as to comment on the book among their peers, and the most despisable of them will take it to the extreme, and pretend they enjoyed the book, and may even pretend they don't hate their entire life

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

@happy_sad
Librarians get paid 75k+ and benefits in my city. I wouldn't mind dicking off and swiping library cards for that.

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

I bought it by 'accident' (it was sitting in my online shop cart and I bought a bunch of other books) and didn't go past page 200. Seems like a waste of time.

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

@Soft_member
I leave it around the house in various places every week in a bizarre OCD like state. Anyhow, I have not read it but I look at the footnotes and touch myself.

iluvmen
iluvmen

@Soft_member
Who here bought Infinite Jest again after their copy wore out from reading it too many times?

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

I bought it when the only sample I've ever seen was on sale in my third world country. 10/10 door stopper, I wish I could read it soon though

Emberfire
Emberfire

i read like 5 pages of it and I don't think I'll work up the will to finish it

minute, segmented, halting, hesitating observations of social interactions
is this how drones validate their discomfort with the system they're part of?

for those of us who have made our peace, why should we want to relive in detail the hellish detention in this system?

Evilember
Evilember

@Burnblaze
libraries are unethical

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

@w8t4u
Not an argument to keep them.

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

@Evilember
Doctrine of First Fucking Sale, you fucking fuck.

Skullbone
Skullbone

@Soft_member
tfw bought infinite jest and immediately started lending it to my friends and making fun of them for not being able to finish it
i have no intention of ever opening it

DeathDog
DeathDog

@WebTool
Passable caffeine and located anywhere? Why not?

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

@Skullbone
nice

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

@Soft_member
You're supposed to read it?

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