Alias/Known As: “Incandenza”
Real name: Matt Nelson
Number of victims: 30+
~Always was a fan of David Foster Wallace but could not stomach the fact that few, if any, that claimed to be DFW fans had completed the author’s magnum opus, Infinite Jest.
~Sought a bookclub wherein readers would be receptive to a critical analysis of the text.
~Failing to find any proper venues, chose to create something thought to be “just as good.”
~Loitered around Fiction sections of local bookstores, watching and waiting for customers to pull a copy of Infinite Jest from the shelves.
~Approached and asked customers outside bookstores pretending to notice off-hand the book, “Infinite Jest, huh, looking forward to reading it?”
~Answers deemed insincere and/or disinterested marked customer as targeted victim.
~Followed targets home, returned later to tie up and bind victim to a chair for subsequent reading.
~Fed page after page of Infinite Jest to victim until demise via strangulation and/or hemorrhaging.
“Though they haven’t yet tried, both have clearly spoiled their chances of meeting a girl tonight. They waste their time with meaningless banter, the fetishization of discussion and debate. I’m observing not because I find them in any away attractive; rather, I’m watching them being watched by a man that I’ve never seen before. He’s eyeing them like they’ve stolen something from him and it’s there, in that glare, that I see a glimpse, something promising. Might he be… But I’m swaying to the music. I’m not supposed to be aware of what happens next: Both of the young guys hold drinks in their hands like lifelines. Sip, gulp, refill. They are dressed in current fashion which does nothing for me but make it easier to lose them in the sea of clubbers looking, acting, smelling, and smiling alike. I have a very specific type.”
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