"The IRS knows very well that such qualities help insulate them from public protest and political opposition, and that abstruse dullness is actually a much more effective shield than is secrecy," says David Foster Wallace's in "The Pale King."
Friends of Wallace have already expressed worry that the author's suicide will affect how readers experience his posthumous The Pale King. I agree that it will. But is that really the reader's fault? And is it necessarily a bad thing?