- There was massive hype around this book before it was even published. Wallace's suicide only added to the book's mythology. Did this effect your approach to the text?
- What are the long passages of intricate detail all about? Pages and pages about tennis drills, calculus war games, and AA meetings: what is there function?
- If Hal and Don are the protagonists, are there any parallels between the two of them?
- Does AA work? If you think it does, why do you think it does? In a related matter, what makes a good tennis player?
Come discuss the first half of this book (around pg. 490) Saturday January 16th at the Main Library in Conference Rm 3 at 11am. Feel free to bring food and drink.