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Consider the Lobster and Other EssaysConsider the Lobster and Other Essays by David Foster Wallace

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The man loved his footnotes.1 Shit, did I say that out loud? Sorry, wrong meeting.2 If you like DFW then you’ll probably love this.3 And even if you don’t, you should still read it.4 Read it and lament the loss of a great talent in American letters.

1. Obviously.
2. Token Bill Hicks reference.
3. This is known as pandering to your audience.
4. Because I said so, alright?!
5. I’ve barely scratched the surface of DFW’s work and I’m already sad that he’s gone.

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If there’s one thing I hate about blogging, then there’s probably a bunch of other things too. My main bugbear is the continual need for new content. Blogs are hungry beasts. Much of what gets written is ephemeral and has a short shelf, no matter how much time you spent on it. With that in mind, I planned a series of ‘best of graffiti living’ posts with curated links to evergreen content from the archives on particular themes. Then I read my blog and realised that most of it was shit.