Don’t worry, it will not spoil the reading.
I just finished A Fraction Of The Whole, the 2008 debut novel from Australian author Steve Toltz.
It was recommended to me by a person whose nickname is Ignatius J. Reilly.
I say it whole-heartedly: the “Fraction” belongs right there, near A Confederacy of Dunces.
It “only” took me 6 months to read it because there’s a wealth of good writing on each page. The reading is intense.
I sampled a few quotes (on Toltz’s favorite themes, such as loneliness and death) for you as an appetizer. Don’t worry, it will not spoil the reading.