• June 26, 2019

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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This page was last edited on 29 Decemberat Tao Lin would probably argue with that and say that I am using an abstraction and using abstractions is contributing to pain and suffering. He is completely unlike anyone else.

The reading process best resembled a piano metronome; my feeli You know those books eese see and buy in a single impulse?

An article in The Atlantic described Lin as having a “fairly staggering” knack for self-promotion. It just seems appropriate, but I’m not sure why.

But Lin can also produce the feelings of existential wonder that all good novelists provoke.

It is a lifeforce. Absurd, depressing and sincerely insincere. Paperbackpages.

Eeeee Eee Eeee

If your a sad person, who likes whity comedic sadness, this is right up in your brain space. May 18, Hadrian rated it did not like it Shelves: Tak is definitely slice of life stuff, with a surreal twist. Want to Read saving…. Melville House has a knack for these things.


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The bear is depressed. Sep 06, Steve Sarner added it Shelves: A Novel English Edition. Mar 14, Jasmine rated it it was amazing Shelves: The poem “room night” from this collection was anthologized in Wave Books’ State of the Union. I talked to I read this book and was completely frustrated by it. Goodreads is good like that.

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Retrieved 18 February Lin, however, appears to be comfortable, even earnest, when his characters try to describe their aspirations or their shortcomings [ Or the moose either.

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 the president. I think I might have been the first person to read this book except for tao lin: I’d like to shift it a little to something I’m not sure you’ve been asked about before.

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I picked an arbitrary title to echo the seemingly arbitrary nature of the book–which echoed life, I suppose, and I’m not trying to say that in a pretentious, hipster, snarky sort of way. It’s much like the pressure I felt to love and admire tso movie Gummo way back when, when it came out.


Oct 02, Noah Cicero rated it it was amazing. Except those 6 pack wine discount boxes at The Safeway. Archived from the original on 1 May This is the worst book i’ve ever read.

Retrieved 28 September That makes me sad. But while the book is about depressed, lonely people it is also strangely uplifting. The writing is not engaging. Lin was born to Taiwanese parents and grew up in Orlando, Florida. Views Read Edit View history.

Eeeee Eee Eeee by Tao Lin

I wanted a one-syllable name. I did Microsoft eeed and changed Andrew to Klaus one day, because I thought Andrew was too long. I talked to him and told him I liked his blog and his book of poetry.

I can ask Andrew, or Sara. A notch below sublime. With Andrew and Sara.