In direct contrast to this post:
I'd like to say: I'm not going on strike!
... and I'd like you to do the same.
Yes, I am frustrated with the SE staff (seemingly) not doing anything about the queue size.
But simply stopping reviewing doesn't help all that much.
There's a whole bunch of questions that needs to be closed, and someone needs to close it.
Just about everyone's demotivated by the queue size, so it's very probable that there's a whole lot less reviewing happening than will happen if the queue is almost empty (which is somewhat ironic) (for one thing, we have a few people on record saying they're going on strike for this very reason, and how many more simply stopped without saying anything). So perhaps simply clearing the queue once will relieve the problem forever (or, well, the symptom).
I'd like to take a metaphor from one of the answers to the above post, just with a more logical point:
Say there are 2000 people and 1600 miles of beach needs to be cleaned.
It does sound like a lot, but each person doesn't need to do all that much work, and they just need to see that they don't.
The problem comes in when 1800 people give up, and there are 200 people left to clean the entire 1600 miles of beach. Now it's no longer a seemingly daunting task, but rather a basically impossible one.
So, to the 1800 people who gave up: Come back, just keep your head down and clean a little part of the beach. When you look up, you may find the whole beach clean.
What you need to do
Until the end of the year (31 December 2013), commit to reviewing items from the close vote queue.
Either a full 40 reviews a day, or simply however much you're willing to commit to.
If you weren't reviewing before, perhaps now's the time to start.
If you're on strike, just get back to reviewing for just over a month.
If we see that we can make a dent in the queue, this in itself should provide a bit of motivation by showing that it's actually possible to clear the queue.
The queue is, at the time of writing this (23 November 2013), at 94,443.
6 January 2014: Ok, the queue has been steadily increasing (as far as I've seen) since this has been posted, apart from a drop caused by a change in when votes expire (currently at 100,943). But we can just attribute this to not enough people taking part. Well, that was my attempt... (though you can feel free to keep your head down until ... whenever)