Freelance writer Matthew Baldwin recently launched the group reading project, which breaks down the 1,000-page-plus novel into somewhat more manageable 75-page chunks. The rules? "Read Infinite Jest, start around June 21st (if you want), finish around September 22nd (if you want), gloat about having completed the novel afterward (required)."
OK, so if you're just picking up the book now, you've got some catching up to do on the first week's section — but taking care of those first 75 pages and moving onto the next section is better than leaving the book untouched on your shelf for another year, right?
Having read Infinite Jest during one not-so-infinite Summer past, I believe it's well worth the time. And I may just pick up the book again to keep up with all the commentary on this site, including awesome weekly summaries of plot points and new characters, reading tips, and guest posts from writers who are also first-time readers of the book.
Are any of you doing this challenge? Any other previous readers of Infinite Jest have words of encouragement for first-timers?