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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Aug 12, Brandon rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Then I didn’t like the name Klaus and I changed it back to Andrew. Earlier this year, 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 dumbest book ever. Why would anyone think that? I had such high hopes, and it was awful.

The characters in Eeeee Eee Eeeee– humans, bears, dolphins, hamsters, an alien, and the President of the United States– are frequently funny and spontaneous, as well as prone to teleportation and sudden bursts of cartoonish ultraviolence if only in their own heads. Elijah Wood and Sean Penn come to mind, but there are others.

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At some point dolphins beat Elijah Wood to death. Add some dolphins and maybe a bear. This book is definitely worth reading. The title itself is not only the best part of the book but a contemporary art masterpiece by itself. Emma Kolchin-Miller, writing in the Columbia Spectatordescribed the book as “[featuring] a selection of bleak, depressed, disturbing, funny, and personal tweets that create a fragmented narrative and show how Twitter can serve as a platform for art, storytelling, and connection.

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Psychedelics, Alienation, and Changea nonfiction account of Lin’s experiences with psychedelic drugs, was published by Vintage Books in May It’s much like the pressure I felt to love and admire the movie Gummo way back when, when it came out. There is no escape. View all 9 comments.

Da li ste ikada gledali film “Ta divna stvorenja” tj. That’s on every third page, iln. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Depicting a group of friends transitioning between school and adulthood, Lin’s prose is strikingly stylish, funny, and lyrical, as he reminds us that youth is still – refreshingly – a time of deep questioning, poignant realization, fun, and hope.

I will read this again later on and probably more times later on.

Eeeee Eee Eeee

He loves the word depressing or depressed. View all 8 comments. A bear suddenly appears in your car and talks to you I borrowed this from the library because, at first glance, it seemed to arrange words in interesting ways. The first pages focus on a character named Andrew, but then the narrative diverges: Here we have a serious, first-rate novelist putting ee his skills to work. Ok — that is where the title originates. It gives me hope in a really weird way.

Andrew would stand there for years trying combinations. The words all have meaning that my brain can process. Hope they’ll accept it: Deeee to Read Currently Reading Read. It hits stoicism in a really interesting way. In other words, the goal of the text is to avoid differentiating characters, to instead conflate and compress characters, to intensify unity to the point where all is one and the same.



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I am as confused as her Popsicle about this book. It still doesn’t completely remove emotion the way that German does, but it manages to heavily minimize it so you don’t notice it when it comes along. At least not in Orlando. This is definitely slice of life stuff, with a surreal twist. I appreciate the efforts of Lin whose characters bemoan and resent their ‘McJobs’ in Domino’s and Denny’s; victims of a dream-crushing, capitalist system.

If Tao Lin wants to write about his own nihilistic philosophy, he should not do it under the guise of legitimate fiction.

Life in this book seems more meaningless and hopeless in this book but perhaps that is because andrew lives in florida and that context just feels meaningless and hopeless.

Compare this book with the other course texts in order to situate it in our ongoing conversation.

Eeeee Eee Eeee by Tao Lin

Tao Lin’s book blog, reader-of-depressing-books. Retrieved 16 May Aug 26, Greg rated it really liked it Shelves: Jun 10, Patrick rated it did not like it. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

May 02, Jimmy marked it as partially-read Shelves: Tao Lin’s fiction also contributes to pain and suffering, namely, mine. There was nothing clever or funny about it. It sounds good in eree abstract but the execution is lacking.

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