The Boy in the Tunn...
By gardnerlinn
  • General Fiction
  • 1990s
  • 2018undiscovered1k
  • 2019undiscovered1k
  • adultfic
  • adultfiction
  • college
  • darkacademia
  • dorm
  • fantasy
  • friendship
  • games
  • georgia
  • grownupreads
  • hallucinogens
  • humor
  • literaryfiction
  • loveatfirstsight
  • magicalrealism
  • music
  • mystery
  • newadult
  • school
  • volleyball
  • wattys2018
  • weird


Fall semester. 1997. At a strange Southern college, freshman Tim's eerily prescient Student Handbook tells him he's going to fall in love with 6'6" sophomore Joanie. But Joanie has more important things to deal with than a weird crush - like a creepy English professor, a hallucinogenic drug that's chipping away at her sanity, and a war between rival secret societies that could destroy the University before Tim and Joanie find out if their love is real, or just fiction. Recommended if you like: impossible architecture, books that can tell the future, made-up games with overcomplicated rules, portentous graffiti, secret codes, first love, intense hallucinations, 80s and 90s pop culture, a world that's just a couple degrees off from reality, and a coming-of-age story set in a manufactured community that lets you try on different possible futures - aka college. New chapters of The Boy in the Tunnel post every Friday.

Fall 1997, Chapter 1: Tim

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The Boy i...
by gardnerlinn