14% done with A Confederacy of Dunces

I can’t think of another book that starts with a scene of apparently random characters and then attempts to actually follow all of them. Nearly everyone we’ve met so far is a character in this book. It’s sort of like getting caught up in a hurricane where everything is chaotic and you’re trying to figure out what’s going on from inside the storm but if you look down on it there’s a pattern and order to the mess.