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Hey /lit/ I just marathoned the first 20 pages of this book. Does it get better? What did you think about it?
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>>7663161
>marathoned
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>>7663161
>marathoned the first 20 pages
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>>7663161
fank you fo buying my shit sucka hahahaha stupid white peepo
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>>7663161
>I just marathoned the first 20 pages of this book
kek.
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>>7663162
>>7663163

hi newfags
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>>7663213
Hi! :)
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>>7663179
underrated post
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>>7663161
Man I can not imagine reading an entire fucking novel written by this guy
I read maybe 10 pages of Richard Yates and his voice just became way too grating
I liked him for about five minutes
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>>7663161
I liked it. Don't you have a depressed and drug-addled teen inside of you?
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>>7663179
>>7663243

samefag
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>>7663179
>>7663243
>>7663439
samefag
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>>7663447
fag
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>>7663447
>>7663451
samefag
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Why does he grin so much
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>>7663452
tao, stop it.
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>>7663179

toppest of keks desu senpai
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>>7663161

the first section is the end of a relationship, then setting the protagonist as 'currently static,' but his social life explodes unexpectedly, so we get some BEE-like partying. i love the book. i'd read until at least the flashback to childhood. that's some great shit. it reminds me of the way childhood is written in The Mountain Lion. it's a really good flashback sequence that has a Proust style. it's a damn depressing book, by design, i assume. i think most people might think he's glorifying his social life and drug use but it's just bleak af. Lin isn't trying to write Catcher in the Rye/muh generation, either.
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>>7663506
>>7663452
>>7663451
>>7663447
>>7663439
>>7663243
>>7663179
samefag
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>marathoning
I already think this word is so fucking stupid, but
>first 20 pages
Kill yourself OP
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>>7663161
I never read it but if it's anything like Eee eeeee Eee and shoplifting from american apparel, it's shit.
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>>7663161
>marathoned the first 20 pages
what the fuck is wrong with you
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I never thought there'd we some one who did the Bret Easton Ellis thing worse than bret, but then came tao
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>>7664317
I like calling Bret the white Tao Lin, but it is true that Tao is a low rent Asian Bret Easton Ellis. They're both terrible though.
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>>7664294

it actually isn't anything like SFAA or his first novel
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the first 20 pages are the best
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>>7663161
is he the guy that's fucking her?
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>>7664577
Nope that's the lead singer of Real Estate (far right)
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>>7663818
Tao go to bed
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>>7664581
oh wow that guy's life is ruined. look at all the yucky zits on her
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>>7663161
I was going to give you shit for saying you marathoned 20 pages
But then I remembered it was Tao Lin so that mist have been really annoying
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>>7663419
Richard yates is his worst story. I hated most of it. His other works are much better and don't have you wanting to scream in anger after everything the protag does.
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desu I'm too jealous of his success to read him. he seems to be a shit writer that managed to use the internet to weasel his way into being an established writer by writing the most basic millennial drugged up angst garbage. or maybe he's talented and worked hard.
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>>7665892
I've read some of his shit and it's definitely not the latter.
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>>7665892

yeah based on what I've read throughout my life I'd say Taipei is a very meticulously crafted novel
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>>7666064
what's crafted? i understand he takes an autistic prose style that completely describes basic actions and objects with no reference to emotions/states of mind. is his narrative crafted? characters?
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>>7666089

>completely describes basic actions and objects

I had never heard someone describe basic actions/objects like Tao Lin before I read Tao Lin. I'd never heard basic actions/objects described the way Beckett or Raymond Carver do, because they are different people.

you're getting close to figuring out what separates literary fiction from genre fiction.

prose is what's crafted. prose is what's important. not narrators thinking their feelings at you, or characters.
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>>7666114
you still haven't explained what is noteworthy about his prose style. can you even do that? or are you going to continue giving worthless condescensions about how muh prose is the only thing that matters.
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>>7666114
A prose style being distinct doesn't necessarily make it worthwhile. Anyone can contrive a distinct aspect to their prose. On its own, that means nothing.
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>>7663161
>marathoned the first 20 pages of this book
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>>7663506
Okay, but only if you buy my books.
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What do you guys think
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>>7666120

well he is very controlled in his use of dialogue tags. he rarely uses anything other than 'said' but still keeps dialogue interesting. he has a consistent tone throughout the entire novel. the style is funny without being playful and depressing without being melodramatic.
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>>7663243
I liked it
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this thread is severely overrated fatherdubs.
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>>7666180
Sheryl Lee is too good for this. Leave her out of it.
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