- File Size: 5291 KB
- Print Length: 428 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Diptera; Second edition (April 23, 2014)
- Publication Date: April 23, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00JW0B9WM
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,774,206 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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HOLE: A Novel Based on a True Story Kindle Edition
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On the surface, HOLE is a story of hopeless love between a couple of undergrads studying design at a nondescript college in the Midwest. One is a hormone-crazed lad whose thoughts are divided between creating great art and the object of his desire, a gorgeous and captivating young woman fatally damaged as a result of an abusive childhood.
But HOLE is on a much larger mission than just another sad love story. In fact, the plot is essentially a set piece for a deeper excursion into a philosophical system in which concepts of creativity, artistic expression, the origins of inspiration and even mankind’s place in the universe are explored. This is all done…provocatively!
Then this construct is married with the psychology of emotional dysfunction, spawning a disturbing theory and justification for an artistic expression of suicide. And finally, there is the metaphysical closing of the loop in which HOLE lays out a theory that embraces the potential of an eternal merging of souls once the body is liberated from the tyranny of its brain.
So, HOLE is well titled, because it is deep!
It’s hard not to admire the seriousness and scope of Mr. Tveras’ undertaking. It’s tough to construct an engaging story around the formidable ideas being conveyed. While it’s true that the mouthpiece for the author’s more complex concepts, a charismatic design professor named Mr. Victor, comes across as a bit wooden as he lays out the philosophical underpinnings of the novel, the author mostly succeeds in breathing humanity and passion into his story.
HOLE is not an easy read, but for those who love ideas and aren’t afraid of looking at the world in a different way, this is a most rewarding book.