In May Lin’s first novel, Eeeee Eee Eeee, and first story collection, Bed, were published. Tao Lin, Author Melville House Publishing $ (p) ISBN and surreal touches: bears, dolphins (who say “”Eeeee Eee Eeee”” to express emotion, in spite. 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.

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Plus a number of celebrities are murdered throughout the book, often for no particualr reason I’d like to shift it a little to something I’m not sure you’ve been asked about before. But while the book is about depressed, lonely people it is also stran Shit-eating grin is probably my favorite quote ever.

I talked to I read this book and was completely frustrated by it. People in the gym kept looking at me.

It’s quite possible this book just went over my head Shoplifting from American Apparel”. Absurd, depressing and sincerely insincere. I’m glad you asked that question. I like this book. The pressure is there even so.

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I know people who read constantly who should read this because Tao Lin’s sentences are so good they sometimes make me shudder. His writing reveals the hyperbole in conversational language that efee use, it seems, to make up for living lives where equanimity and well-adjustment are the most valued attributes, where human emotions are pathologized into illness: Trivia About Eeeee Eee Eeee. To see eeed your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


That’s on every third page, esee. I like books that arrange words in nice ways. Open Preview See a Problem? Review – Shoplifting From American Apparel”. When people want to try Tao Lin, I suggest this to start because it is his most accessible work. It was as non-sensical as a dream.

That I know of anyway.

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I talked to him and told him I liked his blog and his book of poetry. The reading process best resembled a piano metronome; my feeling towards Lin’s style constantly swinging from helplessly entranced to utterly confused. Much less work than Richard Yates but not as enjoyable to read as Tzo Apparel. But, it will kick your brain.

A Novel English Edition. Andrew drives around doing pretty uninteresting stuff and making obervations of life.

Gettin No Star Rating Possible. Melville House has a knack for these things.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Tao Lin. I read this book and was completely frustrated by it. If Tao Lin wants to write about his own nihilistic philosophy, he should not do it under the guise of legitimate fiction.

Want to Read saving…. Lin’s work has increasingly been praised in the UK, including positive reviews from The Guardian [16] [17] and Times Literary Supplementwho, reviewing [18] Taipei insaid Lin was “a daring, urgent voice for a malfunctioning age,” and a career overview from London Review of Books.

His words are interesting and haunting–you will end up going through the stages of grief disbelief, anger, all that and then ultimately understand the uniqueness of what you have experienced, even if you weren’t totally let into that very bizarre experience. In some way it makes the whole bizarro movement weee more sense. Often Lni was laughing because things were true.


Eeeee Eee Eeee by Tao Lin

The nov Probably the best book title of the millennium, and I truly believe this in my heart of hearts.

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. Imagine this, boring suburban kid drives around and has musings and thoughts that are as equally engaging. Feb 27, Person rated it it was amazing Shelves: Or the moose either. But it’s a book that’s fun, fast and extremely weird and for me is an example of a writer not afraid to experiment with his own brand of bizarre.

However I’m not sure exactly how much I’ve gained from reading it.

This kind of peculiar mixture of the absurd and philosophical makes every page capable of what I think of as “exploding. Nothing is shocking nothing is surprising everything just is.

I just don’t know how yet. The reviews for Tao Lin’s work have been extraordinary, so I must be a damned idiot. He’s consistently good for a few laughs and writes in a singular style already much imitated by his many sycophants on the Internet. Both are examples of what happens to characters who are stuck in a world apparently devoid of meaning and signif This book is definitely worth reading.