>tfw you didn't grow up in Boston and/or have never been to Boston
>you will never appreciate Infinite Jest as much as someone who has lived there
It must make the book so much better to know all the references to the city
>tfw visiting my relatives in Ireland
>uncle is an armchair philosopher (he's a high school teacher lel)
>literally can not walk past a place that featured in Ulysses without him mentioning it
>has to constantly make sure everyone knows he's read Ulysses
Dublin has lots of nice pubs and very friendly people, though. Would recommend spending a few days there if you're visiting the British Isles.
I read an account of someone who discussed the book with an employee at the drug treatment facility on which Ennet House is based, and the employee had no idea about the book or any thoughts about it. So I'm ahead of at least that Bostonian.