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The Pale King


9780141046730

Penguin, 2012. 573 pages.

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p.55
ingress »
(noun) the act of entering; entrance / (noun) t...
p.55
anfractuous »
(adjective) full of windings and intricate turn...
p.55
agnate »
descended from the same male ancestor as a spec...
p.343
noisome »
(adjective) noxious harmful / (adjective) offen...
p.282
anodyne »
(noun) a painkilling drug or medicine
p.55
returned sometime later with a gun
Under the sign erected every May above the oute...
p.211
loved unconditionally by God
[...] It's not unlike the religious confidence ...
p.314
every love story is a ghost story
[...] Jay Landauer feels absently at his face. ...
p.435
the tyrant and the fake friend
[...] It's interesting that the two false admin...
p.430
desperate to be one of the guys
'[...] The sort of guy who comes to your party ...

5

§1

pastrol. the grass description

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5

§1

pastrol. the grass description

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7

§2

claude sylvanshine arrives in Peoria

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7

§2

claude sylvanshine arrives in Peoria

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27

§3

what do you think of when you masturbate (convo at IRS center, presumably)

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27

§3

what do you think of when you masturbate (convo at IRS center, presumably)

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29

§4

news bulletin about an IRS worker (Frederick Blumquist) dead for four days

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29

§4

news bulletin about an IRS worker (Frederick Blumquist) dead for four days

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31

§5

about a young boy who everyone hates because he's too, idk, obedient, naive, "good"

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31

§5

about a young boy who everyone hates because he's too, idk, obedient, naive, "good"

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38

§6

Lane Dean Jr and his gf. reminiscent of Hills Like White Elephants. republished as Good People

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38

§6

Lane Dean Jr and his gf. reminiscent of Hills Like White Elephants. republished as Good People

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46

§7

Sylvanshine in the vehicle that used to belong to Mister Squishee

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46

§7

Sylvanshine in the vehicle that used to belong to Mister Squishee

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55

§8

Toni Ware's backstory

3 / 1
55

§8

Toni Ware's backstory

3 / 1
68

§9
Author's Foreword

the "author" explaining that it's all true. about how he got paid to write essays for other people in college, then got expelled, then ended up joining the IRS

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68

§9
Author's Foreword

the "author" explaining that it's all true. about how he got paid to write essays for other people in college, then got expelled, then ended up joining the IRS

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88

§10

two short paragraphs: "The bureaucracy is not a closed system; it is this that makes it a world instead of a thing."

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88

§10

two short paragraphs: "The bureaucracy is not a closed system; it is this that makes it a world instead of a thing."

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89

§11

weird, jargon-filled internal IRS memo listing various types of medical conditions associated with prolonged IRS posting

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89

§11

weird, jargon-filled internal IRS memo listing various types of medical conditions associated with prolonged IRS posting

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91

§12

Stecyk saying hello to a neighbour and this is really the most cringe-worthy scene in the whole book

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91

§12

Stecyk saying hello to a neighbour and this is really the most cringe-worthy scene in the whole book

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93

§13

David "Sweatman" Cusk and his superhero origin story

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93

§13

David "Sweatman" Cusk and his superhero origin story

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102

§14

the IRS interviewing employees (transcripts, with empty Q's, as in Brief Interviews)

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102

§14

the IRS interviewing employees (transcripts, with empty Q's, as in Brief Interviews)

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120

§15

Claude Sylvanshine being a fact psychic (this chapter is clearly about the overwhelming amount of information we all face in this era of late capitalism)

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120

§15

Claude Sylvanshine being a fact psychic (this chapter is clearly about the overwhelming amount of information we all face in this era of late capitalism)

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124

§16

Lane Dean Jr. goes on his break and wants to flap his arms

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124

§16

Lane Dean Jr. goes on his break and wants to flap his arms

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129

§17

a short monologue (unnamed speaker) on IRS employees as small-h heroes

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129

§17

a short monologue (unnamed speaker) on IRS employees as small-h heroes

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130

§18

from the filmed IRS interviews, someone talking about Desk Names (Mike Hunt, Phil Mypockets, etc)

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130

§18

from the filmed IRS interviews, someone talking about Desk Names (Mike Hunt, Phil Mypockets, etc)

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132

§19

elevator convo about civics and selfishness

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132

§19

elevator convo about civics and selfishness

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152

§20

Toni Ware moves into a new neighborhood and scares her neighbor

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152

§20

Toni Ware moves into a new neighborhood and scares her neighbor

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154

§21

Some unnamed IRS employee confronts an unnamed entrepreneur who has been falsifying his W2s

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154

§21

Some unnamed IRS employee confronts an unnamed entrepreneur who has been falsifying his W2s

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156

§22

Chris Fogle on his conversion from nilhilism

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156

§22

Chris Fogle on his conversion from nilhilism

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255

§23

(unnamed) first-person recounting of a dream about boredom?

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255

§23

(unnamed) first-person recounting of a dream about boredom?

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258

§24

another Author Here section. about his arrival for intake processing (sitting next to David Cusk, special welcome from Ms. Neti-Neti)

1 / 7
258

§24

another Author Here section. about his arrival for intake processing (sitting next to David Cusk, special welcome from Ms. Neti-Neti)

1 / 7
312

§25

two columns. people turn pages, etc

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312

§25

two columns. people turn pages, etc

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316

§26

third-person narrator on ghosts in the IRS office

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316

§26

third-person narrator on ghosts in the IRS office

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319

§27

Third person. David Cusk is in orientation and imagines that the woman behind him is unspeakably gorgeous. Sylvanshine is in the same room. David Wallace is in a different room (for the Alternative Tax/Shelters Immersive Group)

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319

§27

Third person. David Cusk is in orientation and imagines that the woman behind him is unspeakably gorgeous. Sylvanshine is in the same room. David Wallace is in a different room (for the Alternative Tax/Shelters Immersive Group)

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348

§28
10 Laws of IRS Personnel

All GS-9 Examiners want to be GS-11 Examiners, etc

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348

§28
10 Laws of IRS Personnel

All GS-9 Examiners want to be GS-11 Examiners, etc

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349

§29

people talking about shit (Fat Marcus the Moneylender)

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349

§29

people talking about shit (Fat Marcus the Moneylender)

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358

§30

convo at the IRS office with Claude, Reynolds, etc about Glendenning and various other employees.

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358

§30

convo at the IRS office with Claude, Reynolds, etc about Glendenning and various other employees.

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373

§31

weird short one about someone named Shinn leaving the IRS van? ends with him ruminating on what birds are really saying

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373

§31

weird short one about someone named Shinn leaving the IRS van? ends with him ruminating on what birds are really saying

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375

§32

first-person, on the phone with his sister Julie, asking her to do an impression from The Exorcist (i think)

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375

§32

first-person, on the phone with his sister Julie, asking her to do an impression from The Exorcist (i think)

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378

§33

third-person, about Lane Dean Jr in the absolute depths of boredom in the wiggle room. ghost shows up

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378

§33

third-person, about Lane Dean Jr in the absolute depths of boredom in the wiggle room. ghost shows up

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388

§34

one paragraph from an internal memo about the AMT formula

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388

§34

one paragraph from an internal memo about the AMT formula

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389

§35

the group manager's fierce infant. first-person but unnamed narrator

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389

§35

the group manager's fierce infant. first-person but unnamed narrator

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396

§36

the boy who tries to press his lips to every square inch of his body

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396

§36

the boy who tries to press his lips to every square inch of his body

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410

§37

awkward convo between a Russell and an unnamed speaker at a restaurant

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410

§37

awkward convo between a Russell and an unnamed speaker at a restaurant

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412

§38

third-person, explaining the bug that conflated the two David Wallaces in the IRS' systems

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412

§38

third-person, explaining the bug that conflated the two David Wallaces in the IRS' systems

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417

§39

ostensibly about Claude but really focuses on Leonard Stecyk's backstory (the severed-thumb incident)

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417

§39

ostensibly about Claude but really focuses on Leonard Stecyk's backstory (the severed-thumb incident)

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425

§40

David Cusk is enumerating his (water-based) fears in a therapist's office

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425

§40

David Cusk is enumerating his (water-based) fears in a therapist's office

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427

§41

dialogue between Charlie? and an unnamed speaker about sending Cardwell to get 'him'?

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427

§41

dialogue between Charlie? and an unnamed speaker about sending Cardwell to get 'him'?

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428

§42

people talking about drugs (incl "Colorado Todd")

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428

§42

people talking about drugs (incl "Colorado Todd")

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433

§43

first person, by David Wallace. about a terrorist attack in another IRS center

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433

§43

first person, by David Wallace. about a terrorist attack in another IRS center

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439

§44

first person, unnamed narrator who spent two summers as a cart boy in the Peoria office at 21/22: "I learned that the world of men as it exists today is a bureaucracy." (437) "If you are immune to boredom, there is literally nothing you cannot accomplish." (438)

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439

§44

first person, unnamed narrator who spent two summers as a cart boy in the Peoria office at 21/22: "I learned that the world of men as it exists today is a bureaucracy." (437) "If you are immune to boredom, there is literally nothing you cannot accomplish." (438)

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441

§45

about Toni's mom and playing dead. "this girl is damaged goods"

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441

§45

about Toni's mom and playing dead. "this girl is damaged goods"

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446

§46

third person. happy hour at Meibeyer's. Meredith Rand and Shane Drinion talk about her beauty and her institutionalization.

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446

§46

third person. happy hour at Meibeyer's. Meredith Rand and Shane Drinion talk about her beauty and her institutionalization.

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512

§47

Toni Ware investigating some gas station? don't really understand the context but it's beautifully written

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512

§47

Toni Ware investigating some gas station? don't really understand the context but it's beautifully written

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519

§48

someone (Sylvanshine?) talking about the picnic with some special agents from Chicago. don't really get this one

0 / 0
519

§48

someone (Sylvanshine?) talking about the picnic with some special agents from Chicago. don't really get this one

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529

§49

Fogle being coached by Reynolds and Sylvanshine for his meeting with Dr Lehrl (Blue Devils)

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529

§49

Fogle being coached by Reynolds and Sylvanshine for his meeting with Dr Lehrl (Blue Devils)

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539

§50

really weird but kinda poetic. second-person? in an office, being told you do have a body

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539

§50

really weird but kinda poetic. second-person? in an office, being told you do have a body

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541

Notes and Asides

a sample of the notes DFW left that weren't incorporated in the main text

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541

Notes and Asides

a sample of the notes DFW left that weren't incorporated in the main text

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