Another HYP Book Club first: The Challenge Read! We pick a super-lengthy book with an interesting premise and take 6 months to read it. Then we meet at the end of the six months and talk not just about the book, but the experience. The honor of being the first-ever challenge read goes to…
“Infinite Jest,” by the acclaimed (and sadly departed) author, social observer/critic, and generally enigmatic dude, David Foster Wallace. Here’s something from the back cover to give you an idea – “Infinite Jest is the name of a movie said to be so entertaining that anyone who watches it loses all desire to do anything but watch it. People die happily, viewing it in endless repetition.”At nearly 1100 pages, it’s an epic tale about something as American as apple pie (it’s even in the Declaration of Independence) – the pursuit of happiness…as a by-way to a discussion about the human condition and our need for connection (or lack thereof?).
We start reading now, and on July 22, we’ll meet at 2:00 in the back room of the Midtown Scholar. Please contact Joe Foner at firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP or for questions.
Are you up for the challenge?
PLEASE NOTE: this is in addition to our regular monthly read!!!