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Richard Yates by Tao Lin
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There have been times when I have hated something that it seemed everyone in my world loved. One of those times was in my grad school Film Theory class. I enjoyed/found some artistic value in every movie we watched (Crash, The Driver’s Seat, etc) until we got to the film Breaking The Waves. I hated it. I even thought the ending was kind of funny. I voiced my opinion in the class and the teacher made some big deal about how when the bells rang at the end of the movie a miracle happened. Now I find myself in the opposite situation: I enjoy Richard Yates by Tao Lin. A book that many people in my little world dislike. Oh joy…

I received a copy of Richard Yates by Tao Lin early because I am awesome a member of The Rumpus Book Club. To say Richard Yates has proven for interesting and lively discussion among the club members is putting it mildly. Richard Yates is an odd novel with an odd title and even odder character names. Oddly enough, it works…for me anyway.
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