Monday, September 15, 2008

David Foster Wallace


Shocking and sad. A genius writer, funny and unbelievably smart. I've never read anyone like him.

If you can find it, his piece on tennis player Michael Joyce is well worth your time, even if you have no interest in tennis. Also his account of taking a cruise vacation in 'A Supposedly Funny Thing I'll Never Do Again.' And (poignant now) 'The Depressed Person', an essay from one of his books, I can't remember which. Even his self-indulgent stuff was fascinating.

He wrote so well it made you want to not write.