Infinite Genji

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First it was Infinite Jest and now readers will be tackling the world’s oldest novel this summer, Tale Of Genji.

I want someone to have a summer of The Recognitions next. Or Don Quixote or Crime And Punishment.

Or maybe a reading group can convince me to keep reading Women And Men by Joseph McElroy. I’ve hit the 500 page mark and thrown in the towel.  It’s not every book you can abandon after reading 500 pages of it! It’s a special kind of wonderfully ludicrous  train wreck!

(Yet Garth Risk Hallberg says it’s worth it.)


Michael Berger is a barely-published writer and book-seller living in San Francisco. He is one of the founding Corsairs of the Iron Garters Bike Club and is currently pursuing a degree in applied pataphysics. He sometimes eats oatmeal for dinner. More from this author →