Why has this book not gained greater currency in the literary world?
It's received way more attention than it should have. It's barely 25k words long and still becomes boring after the second chapter. It's written by a child for children, though shelving it under "literary fiction" and adopting the ironically-ironic deadpan stance of "define 'good writing'" makes idiots with low-attention spans flock to join the cult of Alt-Lit / Tao Lin thinking his writing is some sort of rebellion against hard work and genuine talent. Kill yourself.