Sunday, September 14, 2008

David Foster Wallace dies

Incredibly sad news that one of Mrs. Angus and I's favorite writers has taken his own life at age 46.
"Infinite Jest" would be on my list of the top 5 novels of the 1990s and his essays, especially "A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again" about the cruise ship experience and "Up, Simba" about the John McCain campaign of 2000 are superb. This is a tragic turn of events.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You got any idea how many [sic]s he woulda blasted that first sentence with?

The one on Kafka and humor from Lobster is amazing. The last page is magic.