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.
|Published (Last):||13 August 2018|
|PDF File Size:||19.40 Mb|
|ePub File Size:||16.28 Mb|
|Price:||Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]|
I felt and was made to feel that I just didn’t get it. 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”  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 lun of themelessness, that, in its lack of focus on anything else, the theme becomes, to me, the passage of time.
Retrieved 23 January I think that was the reason. Mar 28, Catherine rated it liked it. Jan 12, Danielle eeee it did not like it.
At some point dolphins beat Elijah Wood to death. Eeeee Eee Eeee is an extremely smart, extremely provocative, and ultimately indispensable work of contemporary American literature. Maybe I could but probably not. I think this book is clearly why Tao Lin is compared to German.
Eeeee Eee Eeee » Melville House Books
The words all have meaning that my brain can process. Reading Tao Lin” retrieved August 25, from www. I can’t explain why this appeals to me.
Shoplifting from American Apparel. 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.
Eeeee Eee Eeee
Hipster pretention at its absolute worst. Absurd, depressing and sincerely insincere. Eeeee Eee Eeee is an acid trip in your hands. Please email webmaster fantasticfiction. My feelings about it change from page to page. Tao Lin’s book blog, reader-of-depressing-books.
We must be careful then with all of those pop cultural references because they are deceiving us: But I love and hate Taipei. Like Moore’s characters, there are a lot of plays on language and within each story, a return to the same images or ideas — or jokes. Formulaic, contrived, a big yawn.
New York Times critic Dwight Garner wrote, “I loathe reviews in which a critic claims to have love-hate feelings about a work of art. Both are examples of what happens to characters who are stuck in a world apparently devoid of meaning and significance.
Some kind of story line, syntax, sympathetic character, action, resolution, or point would have been appreciated. It made me want to live my life in an opposite way. Andrew would stand there for years trying combinations. As Miranda July writes on the back cover, this novel is frequently hilarious.
Book Notes Largehearted Boy. Paperbackpages. You got to look close. Otis would not like that. His writing reveals the hyperbole in conversational language that we 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: Second, the denial of escalation.
I just don’t know how yet. London Review of Books. Tao Deee “Taipei ” “.
I lim up in Dee. Sep 06, Steve Sarner added it Shelves: Sep 21, Derek rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Perhaps they seek the most intensely imaginable action in order to counter their utterly mundane existence?
There was a Bear. Shit-eating grin is probably my favorite quote ever. I finished it in somewhat of a hurry as I hopped off the bus and scanned the last page before walking into work, but I’m quite sure I didn’t miss any revelatory conclusions that would serve to comfort the tortured souls of a capitalist society, but then again fiction doesn’t necessarily have to, and perhaps that’s Lin’s point. Not something to curl up with, rather it’s something you read and hope that the subway doesn’t eeew because you are not sure if you are going to be able to pick back up where you left off.
A bear is working on a novel.
Eeeee Eee Eeee by Tao Lin | : Books
He’s consistently good for a few laughs and writes in a singular style already much imitated by his many sycophants on the Internet. 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 thr I had no preconceived notion of this book, my third experience of Tao Lin.
It wasn’t very hard at all. Tao Lin is the author of Trip: A counter to life, not a representation of it.