14 September 2008

the books i've never read

since the news that DFW killed himself, i've been thinking more about reading Infinite Jest. it's been on my shelf for about a decade since one of my friends recommended it to me. i never really got past the idea that it is over 1,000 pages, which, as a slow reader, i find daunting. the other book i've been meaning to read for twenty years or so, but never had the balls to crack open, is Gödel, Escher, Bach, which is more of an intellectual bugbear. maybe i should read them before i die.

what books have been following you for years?

1 comment:

  1. I never read Of Mice and Men. Nor have I read Ethics, by Spinoza, though I have it on my Amazon wishlist.