Wow. That is really awful.
David Foster Wallace, the novelist, essayist and humorist best known for his 1996 novel "Infinite Jest," was found dead Friday night at his home in Claremont, according to the Claremont Police Department. He was 46.
Jackie Morales, a records clerk at the department, said Wallace's wife called police at 9:30 p.m. Friday saying she had returned home to find that her husband had hanged himself.
As it happened, I was reshelving some books today and stared at two or three of his books I own but have yet to read. And wondering why that was. I'm not sure, because everything he writes is both interesting and moreso, extremely fun to read. That's true even if sometimes - like in Infinite Jest -- you are pretty sure you aren't quite keeping up with him. Wallace was a really brilliant writer.
Just so sad.