I finished Infinite Jest last night, a week ahead of schedule, several weeks behind Canelli. There’s still an overall ambivalence, but, ultimately, I have a whole new appreciation of the book now. There’s more of it I understand, and with that understanding comes respect. It means more to me now.
My recommendation for the folks at home: read it, then, five years later, read it again. Or don’t read it a second time. Or even a first time. Whatever, man. Do your thing.