Monday, July 21, 2008

sentences printed on paper

has anyone read this book?
i just finished franny and zooey this past weekend, and i've heard this novel by tao lin is really good.



ryan manning said...

i read this book
i enjoy this book

Modern Safari said...

great read. i don't know if you've read any of his other stuff, but he's been featured in nylon.

Catherine Lacey said...

You haven't read it already? Read it immediately. Read it yesterday... or don't read it, but if you don't read it read BED. Read BED. You should have read BED by now. I don't understand why you haven't read BED. It is great. You will like it. Except you should have read it already. When you read it you will feel like you have read it already, like it is a book that you wrote that you misplaced and now you found it and it's yours, it is your thoughts from the future.
Reading this is a good idea.
It will make you a more likeable person.
Suddenly all your relationships will make sense, even the bad ones.
Especially the bad ones.

Colin Bassett said...

read it

mark baumer said...

i read it. i don't know. i wish i could read it. maybe i will
i lost my copy. find it for me. i reviewed his other book:
this isn't really a review

chris killen said...

please read it. people in England read it all the time. Tao Lin is like the 'new Martin Amis' over here.

Mandy said...

it's pretty weird but it's also awesome, i really liked it. you should also read 'you are a little bit happier than i am' also by tao lin.

i like your muxtape, it is pop pleasure.

jereme said...

tao lin is the emotional heroin your soul craves.

erin said...

read it. he will make your heart ache in a good way.

mi said...

yeah. read. it's like watermelon.

TTB said...

This is TTB here.
TTB does not think this book is any good.
TTB liked Franny Zooey a lot more than this book by this random asian guy.
TTB thinks this novel is "boring" and "lame" and has animals in it and it feels like Tao Lin is "ruining" his novel.
Tao Lin never had much of a novel to ruin with this work.

I suggest reading something else.

Perhaps to wonderfully sculpted prose of myself at

The book zzzzzzzzzzz
is far better and covers the same ground.

Not really.

But fuck Tao Lin.

Anonymous said...

"read it"

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