A couple years ago, the term 'round these parts for Appalachian State's upset victory over Michigan was coined: The Horror. The 2007 Oregon game because The Horror II.
As I'm reading David Foster Wallace's "Consider the Lobster: And Other Essays," I came across an essay entitled "The View From Mrs. Thompson's." This refers to the events of September 11, 2001, as "The Horror."
I remember Brian mentioning that he was a fan of David Foster Wallace, so is "The Horror" taken from this essay? Is it just a coincidence?
Additionally, if there are any Wallace fans here, what is your favorite book of his? I tried reading "Oblivion" several years ago and couldn't really stand it, but I'm older and more mature now, and "Consider the Lobster" is agreeing with me.
I'm also in the process of reading "The Magicians" by Lev Grossman, "The All Pro Diet" by Tony Gonzalez, and "The Tragedy of Macbeth" by some guy I've never heard of. I'm that guy with a giant stack of books next to his bed and a different bookmarked novel in each room.