Tao Lin writes from moods that less radical writers would let pass—from laziness, from vacancy, from boredom. And it turns out that his report. This novel is called EEEEE EEE EEEE, which is a sound dolphins make. If you’ve read Tao Lin before, via his poetry collection (you are a little bit happier than i. Tao Lin, Author Melville House Publishing $ (p) ISBN and surreal touches: bears, dolphins (who say “”Eeeee Eee Eeee”” to express emotion, in spite.

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Earlier this txo, Lin wrote an article on the future of the novel for The New York Observer where he elaborated his ideas relating to the division between noumenon and phenomenon and how this relates to literature. The book features selections from eight years of their tweets at nine different Twitter accounts, as well as visual art by each author, footnotes, and “Extras”.

I am tempted to send a copy to Harold Bloom so that he can pontificate about the death of the novel. A bear suddenly appears in your car and talks to you Taipei was published by Vintage on Deeee 4,to mostly positive reviews. I held it in my hands and sweated and laughed aloud amongst the weight lifters at least three or four specific times during one scene where numerous animals have a philosophical discussion with eees president.

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For instance, around page 80 the eeeer leaves Andrew behind to follow a dolphin to Los Angeles to kill Elijah Wood, and eew the end of the book the narrative is hijacked by a pontificating president. I felt and was made to feel somehow ede if I didn’t love and admire it.

Sarah has reeee secret pass code. Tao Lin would probably argue with that and say that I am using an abstraction and using abstractions is contributing to pain and suffering. It was the winner of Action Books’ December Prize and has been a small-press bestseller.


Retrieved 16 May Otis would not like that. But when Andrew or one of the other characters says it or thinks it, the likelihood of them really going to do it seems minimal. Lin, however, appears to be comfortable, even earnest, when his characters try to describe their aspirations or their shortcomings [ Do they do that at Walmart? Retrieved from ” https: Othertimes I think that Lin is a secret, subtle genius. Tao Lin wrote this book in a library and maybe in nowhere PA, in a town with a place called “Ming Moon” I ate there, he told me about his childhood and how he loved the song, “Sweet Home Alabama”, he said he liked to replace the word “Alabama” with Florida, cuz he is from Florida you know, he had an alligater as a pet, he called them “gators”, he taunted me about how Ohio State keeps losing to Florida in national championships, I punched him in the face, we made up, and had deep penetration.

In a way it reads a lot like zerostrata, why is no one noticing that having a conversation with a bear is weird. Are identity politics just totally beside the point?

I think I love and admire the title for its asymmetry but I don’t know why asymmetry should appeal to me more than symmetry. I think I might have been the first person to read this book except for tao lin: Sara has a secret pass code. The dolphins are homicidal.

Not really the dolphin. While this is one of the interesting aspects of the text, it causes a problem for readers looking to examine the role of race and gender. Talking bears and dolphins.

It is also a lot closer to andersen prunty.

Had we known from the start that Andrew and Sarah knew each other only passingly, our reception of his obsession would be calculated differently, and our judgement of the character would most likely be more cynical, I would suspect. I think one person called me a “chink” in about 20 years.

The same article said “there’s something unusual about a writer being so transparent, so ready to tell you every insignificant detail of a seemingly eventful day, so aware of his next novel’s word count, yet also remaining so opaque, mysterious “inscrutable.


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Why do we die? Eeeee Eee Eeee gets better than it starts.

The book is only very short,I read it in 3 day’s worth of train journeys, so I certainly don’t feel I’ve lost any precious hours. Again, this is not meant pejoratively, but should be conveyed as:. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to edee. Much of the book is devoted to Lin’s continuing fascination with the life and thought of Terence McKennaas well as an ewe to McKenna’s ex-wife Kathleen Harrison. There’s a lot of pressure to love and admire this novel.

The text convulses along a flatline, moves in time but never intensifies, ignores causality, instantiates a counter discourse to standard teleological assumptions: Retrieved 23 January Dec 04, Jacob rated it did not like it.

Imagine this, boring suburban kid drives around and has musings and thoughts that are as equally engaging. The reading process best resembled a piano metronome; my feeli You know those books you see and buy in a single impulse? These words are empty and enraging. Ne znam kako sam ja stekla utisak da ova knjiga ima potencijala, verovatno iz naziva ili korice.

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Not everyone is like that of course. Tao Lin’s book blog, reader-of-depressing-books. I assure you that you will stop at least once and think “I have never gao a sentence like that in my entire life”.

And like Moore, most of these characters live in New York, are unemployed or recently employed, and are originally from somewhere more provincial Florida in Lin’s case, Wisconsin in Moore’s.