I thought the book was great. The huge size and interminable length made it all the better. I was, to say the least, very impressed by Wallace's skill. His stylistic ability, his creative flare, his sheer story-telling ability, and his originality all attest to his power as a novelist. Reading Infinite Jest was one of the more fun things that I have done. It took me a while, but in the end I have to say that I enjoyed the novel more than most books that I have read. The realism of both the halfway house and the tennis academy struck me especially. Wallace made these two places seem convincingly real. The characters(eventhe more bizarre ones) all seemed like people whom I knew by the end of the novel. The first 50-60 pages of the book were difficult to get into, but once past that point, the book becomes quite easy. The narratives embrace the reader, pulling him through the pages by the hundred. The endnotes made the book even more enjoyable. The novel itself was funny, sad, tragic, sickening, and very weird. The one flaw that I found with the book was its complete lack of closure. The ending left too many issues unresolved. How did Hal ingest the DMZ? What happens to Gately? What happens to the rest of Enfield Tennis Academy? Does the AFR ever find the Entertainment? These questions still plague me. However, I thought that the book on a whole was a masterwork; Wallace shows much promise for the future.