Here, for your literary delectation, is one chapter from David Foster Wallace's 1,079 page novel Infinite Jest, which came out in early spring of this year. The 36-page passage is available for online perusal, or, for those who prefer the feel of crisp paper fresh from the printer, for downloading in either rich text (106K, readable with most word processors) or plain text (101k, readable with any text editor or word processor) formats.

From the novel INFINITE JEST by David Foster Wallace, published by Little Brown & Co., 1996.

Read the transcript of Word's live chat with David Foster Wallace on 5/17/96.