Good reading

I’ve always heard that one of the best things to improving one’s own writing is to read good writing from other people. Accordingly, here’s an article by David Foster Wallace, Consider the Lobster.
The thing I find most impressive is the structure of this piece. He starts out at the very lowest, (maybe even benthic 😉 level regarding the lobster. From there he builds up and goes into an extended treatment about what it is for us as a moral question.
Reading his work reminds me of some fine piece of woodworking or something else equally fine crafted.
I’ve since gone on to purchase pretty much everything he’s written.

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