We've all got books on our shelves that we know are amazing, but we just haven't quite, um... bothered to read. There's no shame in admitting David Foster Wallace's doorstop of a novel Infinite Jest is one of them. A thousand-page seriocomic vision of America's dystopian near-future (touching on everything from tennis to advertising run amok), Infinite Jest defies synopsis. If you want to make it through, you'll need a road map -- which is why Sam Potts designed this intricate infographic of the novel's dramatis personae.
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