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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 15 July 2012
I was given this book by someone who thought the title would amuse me. (They were right.) It proved to be one of the weirder books I've read in recent years. It's unlikely you'll have encountered anything like it before - unless you've read anything else by Tao Lin, presumably. The surreal interludes with bears, dolphins and various other fauna were a delight. I had no idea what was going on, but just went with the flow and found I was rather enjoying myself. Whatever the author's message was, I probably absorbed it subliminally. Somehow I feel better for reading this.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 3 April 2013
From the blurb of this book I liked the sound of it. But the blurb is misrepresentative of the book, which sounded fun.

All the sentences are short, phrases are often repeated and jumbled. There is no discernible plot, other than a guy who is depressed, bored and obsessed with killing sprees going around in his car being depressed and bored and talking about killing sprees.
I have started to dare my friends to read 20 pages of it and so far none of them have made it because all of them have got too angry and frustrated.
I have made it to p.70 and it has been such a struggle. I have to keep reading other books in between to make myself feel better.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I like Tao Lin's writing. I believe I have now read all of his available 'pieces', I saved EEE for last. One reason I am so enamoured by his work is the hyper-realism of it; the amazon description/blurb suggests that EEE is a radical departure from this style of writing. I was pleasantly surprised that this was not entirely true. There are anthropormothic animals in EEE but it is somehow, and this is a testament to Tao Lin's writing, still 'real'. Without reading the book I find it difficult to convey to you quite how this is done; but it is done, and it is done well. Other Tao Lin fans who I talk to had reservations about this book for the same reason I did, I urge them and others like them to put aside these concerns and read EEE.
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on 10 April 2014
The strangest book I have ever read. A marmite book. I loved it!
Striking cover art. Will read his other work.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 4 January 2013
Sorry, I just couldn't get into this. Took a few quirky books on holiday for poolside reading and got about two chapters in before giving up. It was a disjointed jumble of ideas with no discernible purpose. A story didn't get in the way for this author. Advice: we can all recount what are weird and wonderful dreams to us, but that doesn't mean they're worth listening to! Didn't get it and didn't want to waste more of my life trying to.
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20 of 48 people found the following review helpful
on 16 March 2008
i liked this novel. too.
this book put me in a bad mood and made me feel miserable.
but in between that it made me feel very happy.

best of all i liked the bits with the bears and the moose and the dolphins.
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3 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on 3 February 2009
When I first ordered this book I was sure to enjoy it. Once I began reading it I wasn't so sure. Overall the plot of the book is quite confusing and it would probably take you to read half of the book before you actually understand the concept of it and what the writter was trying to do. I started reading this book a few times before I finally committed myself to it. It's a unique and weird book but I'm sure it will appeal to those who see life in a different aspect. For everyone else however... I'm not so sure.

It a sense the plot and the characters are quite comforting, because they show you that there are poeople worse off then you.
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17 of 67 people found the following review helpful
on 7 January 2008
i liked this novel. it is 30,000 words long, i think.

tao lin is my intern. i am tao lin's intern. i am writing this review because he told me to. i asked him to post a link to my blog in return. i don't know if that is a 'fair trade'. i think it is. i have no idea. it's late at night. it's 3 in the morning. i feel confused. i think i am 'having fun'.

i liked this novel. i read it for the first time about four months ago. i feel like i want to read it again. some parts made me laugh out loud. it is hard to write a book review, without using cliches.
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