Tag Archives: Infinite Jest

Xenoblade Chronicles makes me wonder about a book/RPG connection

Introduction The story’s moving along at a fine clip – sort of – as I draw ever nearer to “Prison Island” in Xenoblade Chronicles. Summary of the Session Tonight’s session with Xenoblade Chronicles consisted mostly of cutscenes. First, there was … Continue reading

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Meanderings in-game, meanderings in-blog (Xenoblade Chronicles)

  Well, tonight’s session with Xenoblade Chronicles was pretty short. So this entry will likely be the same. I didn’t get up to much, just did some more wandering around and started to make my way to Hovering Reef No.4 where … Continue reading

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Breakfast of Champions shows notes of Infinite Jest

The cast of Breakfast of Champions is far from the size of Infinite Jest‘s. However, after Wayne Hoobler’s introduction I find myself starting to get the same feeling I had while reading Infinite Jest. This book of Vonnegut’s is important. … Continue reading

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On Vonnegut’s infinite breakfast

Breakfast of Champions continues to evoke some of the same feelings that Infinite Jest did. As such, I’ve been able to home in on their cause a little bit. Two parallels between these books that I can confidenty point out … Continue reading

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Why are you telling me this, Mr. Tolstoy?

“The Death of Ivan Ilych” really cracks along. As in “Family Happiness,” Tolstoy is covering a lot of time, but he handles it very differently in this story. He’s stepped back to the third person perspective, for starters, and has … Continue reading

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Throwaway characters

As I get further into River of Stars, I’m reminded of Infinite Jest. The plots of the two books are wildly different, their settings strike up a stark contrast, and the authors’ writing styles are definitely at odds with one … Continue reading

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Comic catch up: Refreshing my mental captchalogue

Sometimes you just need to read some comics. Also, sometimes you forget your books when you rush out of the house in the morning. Whatever the case, the ubiquity of the 4G network allowed me to read a tiny fraction … Continue reading

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