Infinite Jest – the 1,000-page epic of American addiction and tennis – has been recreated in plastic bricks by an appropriately precocious child
Griffith and his son had the idea to "translate" Infinite Jest into Lego after reading Brendan Powell Smith's The Brick Bible, which takes on the New Testament. "Wallace's novel is probably the only contemporary text to offer a similar challenge to artists working in the medium of Lego," they write, grandly, on their website.
Griffith, who works at Columbus, Ohio's Capital University, told me that the book has also "really taken on a foothold as the 'novel of ideas' of the late20th and early 21st centuries". And what novel of ideas doesn't need a Lego version?