Wallace is absolutely brilliant in my eyes. Infinite Jest is a hard read no ifs, ands, or buts. A lot of it probably went over my head have a dictionary handy while reading! I was a tennis player growing up and dreamed of training at an academy similar to lead character which is what initially drew me to the book. I am not going to give anything away I read it in late 90s and cannot recall all the details. The actual "infinite jest" though blew me away now that I think about it and it's as if Wallace could see the future when he wrote the book in the 90s. If you ever want to PM when you are complete I will give you my take.
Last fall I stumbled across a commencement speech he delivered in 2006 titled This Is Water. There is the full speech and then a condensed speech which a production company created a video to. Both the full speech and video version are awesome in my opinion and can be found on YouTube. There are some portions in the full speech near the end where Wallace speaks of true love and commitment. This stuck with me and truly resonate with me now that I sit here typing this as a betrayed husband.
Infinite jest thumbs up but it's a big commitment
This is water definitely check out great stuff in my opinion.