Where have I heard of Tlooth? Ahhh....yes, the Larry McCaffery postmodern-behemoth-filled Top 100 20th Century Novels list:
"73. Tlooth Harry Mathews, 1966 [Along with Frank Norris’ McTeague, this is the greatest of all "dentist novels." Like his French counterpart, Georges Perec, Mathews has been heavily influenced by his involvement in the OULIPO group of radical European avant-gardists; and as with Perec, there is a great deal more going on here than the brilliance of his elegant language, word play, and intricate formal design.]"
Unga bunga. Well hey be advised, if you didn't know this already, that McCaffery considers Hogg the most shocking novel of the 20th century, so maybe a grain of salt is required? Hey I still like a lotta stuff on that there list...