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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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After 10 pages I almost quit. Unlike his other book temporal integrity Okay so a third book review in just a few days, not bad for how far apart they have recently been.

I think this book is clearly why Tao Lin is compared to German. It made me want to live my life in an opposite way. Fans of postmodern absurdity. Not everyone is like that of course. Eeeee book is closer to Zachary German than Lin’s novella. Emma Kolchin-Miller, writing in the Columbia Spectatordescribed the book as “[featuring] a selection of bleak, depressed, disturbing, funny, and personal tweets that eeee a fragmented narrative and show how Twitter can serve as a platform for art, storytelling, and connection.

The voices and lives that inhabit Lin’s bizarre world are fractured, directionless ato filled with routine and this is brilliantly mirrored in his writing style. Do authors have obligations to their race or gender? Open Preview See a Problem? Formulaic, contrived, a big yawn. Suitcase full of cash. It’s experimental literature, it doesn’t lend itself to traditional terms such as enjoy or plot but it does make an attempt to be one of my favourite types of fiction – human study through slice-of-life drama.


I’m glad you asked that question. Ne znam kako sam ja stekla utisak da ova knjiga ima potencijala, verovatno iz naziva ili korice. Getting recommendations from friends. Want to Read saving…. The Times Literary Supplement. I ate one of his grapes when he wasn’t looking. Or the moose either.

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Views Read Edit View history. Retrieved 18 February In an interview aired December with Michael Silverblatt on KCRW’s Bookworm Silverblatt called the novella “the purest example so far of the minimalist aesthetic as it used to be enunciated” [36] and Lin described the novella’s style as deliberately “concrete, with all the focus on surface details, with no sentences devoted to thoughts or feelings, and I think that results in a kind of themelessness, that, in its lack of focus on anything else, the theme becomes, to me, the passage of time.

Melville House has a knack for these things. Again, this is not meant pejoratively, but should be conveyed as:. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Elijah Wood and Sean Penn come to mind, but there are eeef. Wait, I can do that now at work anyway. It’s experimental literature, it doesn’t lend itself to traditional terms such as dee or plot but it does make an attempt to be one of my favourite types of fiction – human study thr I had no preconceived notion of this book, my third experience of Tao Lin.

I think I quit about 40 pages in. The pointless celebrity cameos and wacky surrealist eewe and brooding insights on everything from nihilism to romance are all layered with some heavy doses of irony and sarcastic satire, but there is, somewhere among the sardonic rubble, a true sincerity and heart here.

The dolphins are homicidal. Shoplifting from American Apparel”.

I like to fold those cause that means I am buying a 6 pack of wine at The Safeway. He loves the word depressing or depressed. I think the way Tao Lin portrays people and their thoughts is very similar to how people think in real life, they just don’t express it out loud.


However these lives are regularly interrupted by the surreal: Let me first say that I love and admire the title of this novel.

On February 23,Publishers Weekly awarded Taipei a starred review, predicting it would be Lin’s “breakout” book and describing it as “a novel about disaffection that’s oddly affecting” and “a book without an ounce of self-pity, melodrama, or posturing. At some point dolphins beat Elijah Wood to death.

But while the book is about depressed, lonely people it is also stran Shit-eating grin is probably my favorite quote ever.

That’s on every third page, too. Shit-eating grin is probably my favorite quote ever. More so than in most novels. Psychedelics, Alienation, and ChangeTaipeiRichard YatesShoplifting from American Apparelcognitive-behavioral therapyEeeee Eee EeeeBedyou are a little bit happier than i amand Weeee Tweets View all 8 comments. Return to Book Page.

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Trivia About Eeeee Eee Eeee. Most of those who are making use of this word would be highly confused if required to explain its meaning.

Some people like Tao Lin for solely these reasons, or treat him as a sort of novelty or joke. I grew up in Florida. I love and especially admire that each line of e’s is a different length: Sarah has a secret pass code.