The Tunnel

I couldn’t read Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow. I couldn’t read Eco’s Foucault’s Pendulum. Now I’m feeling like I might skip reading Gass’ The Tunnel.

I’m almost to the point of bringing it back to the library, but I feel bad because I specifically asked the library to carry this book. Finding that it didn’t exist in the WORLD database for the library system kind of surprised me. I’m torn between forcing myself to read the whole 600+ page book to see if I can get anything out of it and just giving up at page 60.

To make things even harder, as I was thinking about what to do while in the shower I randomly read the engraved name of my shower head: Kohler. That also happens to be the last name of the character in The Tunnel. Strange coincidences make things hard.

  1. Why couldn’t you?

    • Sometimes it seems like there isn’t any meaning behind it. I don’t know. I haven’t totally decided yet what I’m going to do. Parts of it are really good and are parts of it are really hollow-seeming.

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