Infinite Summer Party at Skylight Books Tonight
by Lyle Zimskind for LAistBecause even the Infinite Summer must come to an end, Skylight Books is throwing a party on this first day of autumn, as readers participating in the season-long virtual book club reading of David Foster Wallace’s magnum opus, Infinite Jest, finally reach page 981.
Literate revelers, whether they’ve finished the book or not, are invited to sample the same cookies that Wallace himself enjoyed when he gave an in-store reading at Skylight back in the day as well as a customized cake and other refreshments in “both AA and non-AA versions.”
Wallace acolytes expected to attend include The Office’s John Krasinski, whose film adaptation of the author’s Brief Interviews with Hideous Men opens next week. Recognizing, too, that Wallace’s untimely exit from this mortal coil has deprived us all of untold future decades’ worth of epic tomes (he died last year at age 46), Skylight will be offering a 20% discount on all books in the store weighing in at 800 or more pages.
Infinite Summer's End David Foster Wallace Celebration
1818 N Vermont Ave., Los Angeles
Tonight at 8 pm