Re: David Foster Wallace
Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2015 3:49 pm
KB wrote:Early Sixties was also when I was telling everyone to read Catch-22. Found an almost-perfect formula for deciding who'd like it, who wouldn't: guys with military experience thought it was funny, bitter, true; those without were bored.
One of my favourite books, and my only military experience is Call of Duty 2.
My Grandpa, who served in ww2, thought it was so spot-on.....I read it at 16, never really got it....25 years later, having served, I re-read it.....Thought it was timelessly accurate....They don't refer to military service as "The Suck" for .nothing