Feb. 23, 2004, on this blog: The Stranger
The stranger has never read this book, but he knows a lot about David Foster Wallace. “He’s a hack,” the stranger says. “The soundtrack to St. Elmo’s Fire blew.” Someone politely explains that the group is discussing the author David Foster Wallace, not the composer David Foster.
The stranger listens for a bit longer before jumping to his feet and demanding that the group answer a long list of questions about the book.