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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Second, the denial of escalation. It’s quite possible this book just went over my head The characters here grapple with obsession, with feeling lonely, with being surrounded by the world.

However, he did use very good punctionation, so he has that going for him. It is a lifeforce. While this is one of the interesting aspects of the efee, it causes a problem for readers looking to examine the role of race and gender.

There is an underlying sense of ennui and boredom, as well as a pervasive desire for taao contact with others that can’t quite be fulfilled the bears and dolphins perpetually find themselves awkwardly reaching out to others and failing.

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Oh and, Sean Penn makes a debut armed with knives trying to fight the bear. I’ll grow a beard and drink some Pabst to that. Archived from the original on July 26, He has published three novels, a novella, two books of poetry, a collection of short stories and a memoir as well as an extensive assortment of online content.


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.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. The reading process best resembled a piano metronome; my feeling towards Lin’s style constantly swinging from helplessly entranced to utterly confused.

The pressure comes from within. Both are examples of what happens to characters who are stuck in a world eeer devoid of meaning and signif This book is definitely worth reading.

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I’m not sure if I can call it worthless. It was as non-sensical as a dream. It’s just a joke: It was the winner edeee Action Books’ December Prize and has been a small-press bestseller.

I mean they do notice giving half your pay to a dolphin is weird, but really why is the dolphin not in water. Gettin No Star Rating Possible. Perhaps they seek the most intensely imaginable action in order to counter their utterly mundane existence? 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 seeee sudden bursts of cartoonish ultraviolence if only in their own heads.

Retrieved 23 January That is a different name. Why feeee we die? And it is often in these moments where the pendulum of my patience swings in the way of frustration.

In terms of the experimental literature aspect of the course, we will investigate the aesthetics, focusing on structure and character as illustrations of what I will call a literature of sedation.

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. We manipulate ourselves chemically to avoid acting “crazy. 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. 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.


The voices and lives that inhabit Lin’s bizarre world are fractured, directionless and filled with routine and this is brilliantly mirrored in his writing style. No Star Rating Possible. Sep 06, Steve Sarner added it Shelves: That’s on every third page, too. Ok — that is where the title originates. Elijah Wood and Sean Penn come to mind, but there are others. Reading Tao Lin” retrieved August 25, from www. Tao Lin would probably argue with that and say that I am using an abstraction and using abstractions is contributing to pain and suffering.

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In a book review in The New York TimesCharles Bock described the book as “more interesting as a concept than as an actual narrative”, adding, “By the time I reached the last 50 pages, each time the characters said they wanted to kill themselves, I knew exactly how they felt. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Taipei is a love story, and although it’s Lin’s third novel it’s also, in a sense, a classic first novel: