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this bloody book [Jan. 21st, 2002|08:47 pm]
[emotional state |crazycrazy]
[song on the wind |Tori Amos - Datura]

this book is driving me nutz. the footnotes (well, they are actually endnotes) are driving me nutz. the footnotes within the footnotes are driving me nutz.

footnote number 210 is completely unnessisary.

"Avril has vividly white hair -- as of the last few months before Himself's felo de se -- that looks like it never went through the gray stage (it mostly didn't) and legs whose taper you can see T. Axford is appraising with the frankness of adolescence as she paces a bit in front of the crowded seminar table, in full if kind of oblique-angled view of the people in the waiting room.210" --page 510 Infinite Jest

210. Hal and Mario long since had to accepta the fact that Avril, at 50+, is still endocrinologically compelling to males.

a. 'Accept' isn't the same as 'to be crazy about,' of cource

we don't need one Mr. David Foster Wallace to point out that the sons of an over 50 year old woman would not be thrilled with the fact, but still understand, that their mother is a looker.

that is all.

no wait it's not. madame psychosis is a reference ot infinite jest

now, that is all.

[User Picture]From: clydemyman
2002-01-21 06:21 pm (UTC)

i agree

there was another one, i forget what number, but i hardly ever look them up, but i thought the context of this was important so i figured the footnote must be. it turned out to be "No clue." and that was it, i was so mad!
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[User Picture]From: nchanter
2002-01-21 06:55 pm (UTC)

Re: i agree

see what i changed my name to? it's obssesive...
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[User Picture]From: lonelydove
2002-01-22 01:59 pm (UTC)
Sorry to hear you're having such a frustrating time with that book... I haven't read it, but I'll know who to ask for help when I do... =)

~ Denise
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