David Foster Wallace is one scary-smart individual. Consider the Lobster is a collection of essays about topics running the gamut from the McCain 2000 presidential campaign, to the porn industry, to Dostoevsky.
All the topics are tackled with Wallace’s trademark incisive wit, gargantuan vocabulary, and meandering footnotes. All are fascinating reading.
The only problem with Consider the Lobster is that it makes you realize just how dumb you really are, which might actually not be a bad thing.
Includes Hollywood Dead, Tales from the Loop, Things from the Flood, The Court of Broken Knives, and Port of Shadows.
Nic has a retinal tear and has his vision is saved by a laser.
Includes The Storm Before the Storm, White Trash, Calypso, Tell the Machine Goodnight, Prince of Fools, and Provenance.
The Internet tells Nic to install Ubiquiti gear in his house, so he does, and now he has thoughts.
What I wish I’d known when I started podcasting.
Nic starts a new podcast about—gasp!—American sports.
Mostly excellent non-fiction in this installment. Includes Fantasyland, The Miracle of Dunkirk, Das Reich, The Undoing Project, Waiting for the Punch, Vacationland and Points of Impact.