Hello.

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

"Still lie the sheltering snows, undimmed and white;
And reigns the winter's pregnant silence still;
No sign of spring, save that the catkins fill,
And willow stems grow daily red and bright.
These are days when ancients held a rite
Of expiation for the old year's ill,
And prayer to purify the new year's will."
Helen Hunt Jackson, A Calendar of Sonnet's: February
Don't forget to check the calendar(s) for session times. Sessions are held on different platforms, so be sure to find out where the session will take place:-

Speaking Practice

LEN English sessions:-
http://www.learnenglish.de/calendar/learnenglishcalendar.html

Listening Practice 24/7

English radio playlists:-
http://www.englishradio.be/musicevents/calendar.html

Does anyone know "Infinite Jest" ?

LuthienLuthien Posts: 115 ✭✭
Hey people, last days I have heard a lot about this book, so I'd like to know if anyone here knows it, what you think about it etc. ^^ I'm really thinking about read this one o/

Comments

  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 29,833 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    I have no idea about it. But, I would like to know about this book.
  • LuthienLuthien Posts: 115 ✭✭
    I heard that the author memorised the whole Oxford English Dictionary I don't know if I can believe it but indeed it has a very elevated English as much as I could see, but I just read 2 pages lol @bubbli
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 29,833 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2015
    Some information about Infinite Jest. :)

    Infinite Jest is a 1996 novel by David Foster Wallace. The lengthy and complex work takes place in a North American dystopia, centering on a junior tennis academy and a nearby substance-abuse recovery center. The novel touches on many topics, including addiction and recovery, family relationships, entertainment and advertising, film theory, United States-Canada relations (as well as Quebec separatism), and tennis. The novel includes 388 endnotes that cap almost a thousand pages of prose, which, together with its detailed fictional world, have led to its categorization as an encyclopedic novel.
  • LuthienLuthien Posts: 115 ✭✭
    The author is David Foster Wallace ^^
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 29,833 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Sounds really interesting. I am going to add it in my reading list. :)
  • LuthienLuthien Posts: 115 ✭✭
    edited August 2015
    Do you accept the challenge of start it these days @bubbli ? I'm up to do the same, we can share the trophy lol
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 29,833 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2015
    Why not? fingers crossed!!!! @Luthien ;)
  • LuthienLuthien Posts: 115 ✭✭
    edited August 2015
    @bubbli Uuuu o/
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 29,833 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @Luthien ;) No I will read and share my views with you. You are going to have a tough time with me. ;)
  • LuthienLuthien Posts: 115 ✭✭
    @bubbli it will be my entire pleasure ^^
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 29,833 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @Luthien my whole/entire/complete pleasure. :)
  • LuthienLuthien Posts: 115 ✭✭
    edited August 2015
    @bubbli I dare you to bear more than one day talking to me, it will be hard lol
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 29,833 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @Luthien No work today. So, I am thoroughly enjoying my time on this forum. :) :)
  • LuthienLuthien Posts: 115 ✭✭
    @bubbli Good luck
  • LuthienLuthien Posts: 115 ✭✭
    @bubbli I've just started the book ^^
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 29,833 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @Luthien tell me your initial reviews so that I'll decide to read it or not. :)
  • LuthienLuthien Posts: 115 ✭✭
    @bubbli the book is definitely high English level, the story is profound and the author through the main character uses a kind of irony which gives a irresistible elegance to his writting ... ^^
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 29,833 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @Luthien After finishing "The Painted House", I will definitely get it and read it.
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 29,833 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @Michele Yes. It is interesting to take reading as a challenge. :)
  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,414 mod
    @Luthien: Thanks for sharing this book! :)
Sign In or Register to comment.