The Tunnel Big Read?

If you’re on my Twitter you might have seen me post this last week:

People were interested. So I’m throwing it to you all. Is this something people on this blog would like to see happen?

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Hopefully. Hope there theren’t any prerequisites.

Yes, very much would like to tackle this in a big read

Date the entries for the link “look here”.

Count me in!!!!!!!!!! I’ve always wanted to read this beast!

Have fun. “Gass” being the operative word concerning this book.

What rotten timing! I just finished this yesterday. I was thinking that re-reading it at some point might enrich it, but climbing back in that tunnel so soon might be a little much.

I’ll definitely vicariously re-read it through this group, if nothing else.

Yes. It has been on my bookshelf for a year.

I would thoroughly enjoy that… Never made it through the first time, though absolutely loved the 200 or so pages I tackled

William Gass is most versatile writer. While most authors are satisfied to gaze into their navels, in The (Fudge) Tunnel Gass forces the reader to look with him into his anus.

would make for a great big read.

Just bought this a week ago. Let’s do it!

Definitely interested! Would also like to nominate HOPEFUL MONSTERS by Nicholas Mosley as possible future BR…


The Surrender is Veronica Scott Esposito’s “collection of facts” concerning how she embraced her true gender.


Two long essays of 10,000 words each on sex in—and out of—literature . . .

The first essay dives in to Nicholson Baker’s “sex trilogy,” explaining just what Baker is up to here and why these books ultimately fail to be as sexy as Baker might wish.

From there the book moves on to the second essay, which explains just why Spaniard Javier Marías does right what Baker does wrong . . .


5 essays. 2 interviews.

All in all, over 25,000 words of Latin American literary goodness.

3 never-before-published essays, including “The Digression”—a 4,000-word piece on the most important digression in César Aira’s career.

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