In other news, Jakob von Gunten is turning out to be a very lovable book. I'm only twelve pages in, but I'm sold. I kept re-reading every paragraph two or three times, and for once it had nothing to do with OCD—I did it because I wanted to, because the prose is so exactly what I've been looking for, though I didn't even quite know I was looking for it. Also interesting is how it's sort of reminding me of Infinite Jest a little bit. Like, there's a character named Schacht in both books, and both books involve teenage boys at a specialized kind of school.