The Audio Book Club on David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest.
Posted Monday, June 29, 2009, at 6:22 PM
Thousands of socially networked bibliophiles have pledged to tackle David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest over three months this summer, endnotes and all, as part of the Infinite Summerchallenge. Back in March, Troy Patterson, Katie Roiphe, and James Surowiecki waded through the massive tome for Slate's "Audio Book Club." Use the player below to listen to their discussion. You can also download the file here.
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"The Swimmer" by John Cheever and "A Good Man Is Hard To Find" by Flannery O'Connor
Atmospheric Disturbances, by Rivka Galchen
Infinite Jest, by David Foster Wallace
Rabbit, Run, by John Updike
The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Night of the Gun, by David Carr
American Wife, by Curtis Sittenfeld
Brideshead Revisited, by Evelyn Waugh
Netherland, by Joseph O'Neill
Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy
Beautiful Children, by Charles Bock
All the King's Men, by Robert Penn Warren
Eat, Pray, Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert
Tree of Smoke, by Denis Johnson
The Audacity of Hope, by Barack Obama
The Road, by Cormac McCarthy
The House of Mirth, by Edith Wharton
Independence Day, by Richard Ford
The Emperor's Children, by Claire Messud
The Omnivore's Dilemma, by Michael Pollan
Beloved, by Toni Morrison
Everyman, by Philip Roth
Saturday, by Ian McEwan
The Year of Magical Thinking, by Joan Didion
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Troy Patterson is Slate's television critic.
Katie Roiphe, professor at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University, is the author most recently of Uncommon Arrangements: Seven Marriages, and the forthcoming In Praise of Messy Lives.
James Surowiecki writes the financial column at The New Yorker.