Eeeee Eee Eeee by Tao Lin

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5 Critic Reviews

It is something else because it isn’t exactly a comedy...it’s funny on every page. But a comedy has the shape of a smile. It moves from one point, descends through another and ends with a return to the higher level.
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Synopsis

"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 from these places is moving and necessary, not to mention frequently hilarious."
--Miranda July, author of No One Belongs Here More Than You

"Tao Lin is the most distinctive young writer I've come upon in a long time: the most intrepid, the funniest, the strangest. He is completely unlike anyone else."
--Brian Morton, author of Starting Out in the Evening
"Eeeee Eee Eeee is an un-self-conscious yet commanding tour de force."--Powells.com
"Stimulating and exciting...It doesn't often happen that a debuting writer displays not only irrepressible talent but also the ability to undermine the conventions of fiction and set off in new directions. Tao Lin, who is 24, does it."--San Francisco Bay Guardian
"Later one day looking back at this review I'll know I wrote it after reading the novel twice straight through because it's hard to not want to write like Tao Lin but it's even harder to actually do it. I know people who don't read very often who should read this book because like Denis Johnson it's funny and addictive and talks straight into your ear instead of from somewhere far gone. I know people who read constantly who should read this because Tao Lin's sentences are so good they sometimes make me shudder. While doing so, or immediately after, or occasionally a long time after, they make me laugh. It's very hard to make someone shudder and then laugh. Tao Lin persists."--Blake Butler, Bookslut
"Tao Lin's fiction will kick your ass and say thank you afterwards!"
--Amy Fusselman, author of The Pharmacist's Mate
 

About Tao Lin

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Tao Lin is the author of the novels Richard Yates and Eeeee Eee Eeee, the novella Shoplifting from American Apparel, the story collection Bed, and the poetry collections cognitive-behavioral therapy and you are a little bit happier than i am. His work has been translated to twelve languages and he lives in Manhattan.
 
Published December 29, 2010 by Melville House. 214 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Guardian

Above average
Reviewed by Tony O'Neill on Dec 24 2008

But slipping into Tao Lin's world via Bed I was immediately blown away: the stylistic audacity of both books is inspiring; despite the talking animals, these are dark works about the alienation of modern times.

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Time Out Chicago

Above average
Reviewed by Jeb Gleason-Allured on Apr 15 2008

The prose is poetic and downright David Lynch–ian, painting a world in which it’s not surprising for one young man to tell another, “I just thought about going to Seattle with you and murdering your dad.”

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ReadySteadyBook

Above average
on Apr 01 2007

It is something else because it isn’t exactly a comedy...it’s funny on every page. But a comedy has the shape of a smile. It moves from one point, descends through another and ends with a return to the higher level.

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Bookslut

Above average

This kind of peculiar mixture of the absurd and philosophical makes every page capable of what I think of as "exploding."...but by exploding I mean that on a sentence to sentence level there is this pervasion of potential energy.

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Live Journal

Above average
on Feb 25 2009

On one level, I’m tempted to say the work is nihilistic, that there is a belief in nothing, but the conclusion of the novel leads me to finally argue otherwise. It ends with a very realistically detailed series of events...

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