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Taipei by Tao Lin
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Really interestingly written book that chronicles roughly a year in the life of a somewhat socially stunted writer who also appears to be suffering from depression.

I can’t help but feel that Paul, the main character, isn’t that much of a good person, but also couldn’t help but feel sorry for him.

The style is quite different to anything else I’ve ever come across, as characters come and go with little to no explanation, much as they do in Paul’s life. Whilst nothing overly significant happens to the plot, I couldn’t help but feel like moments were flying by me in a semi-blur, which I suppose would be how they felt in Paul’s drug riddled state.

The book is full of references to real things which help paint a very vivid world.

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Reading Progress

December 31, 2017 – Started Reading
January 1, 2018 – Shelved
January 3, 2018 – Finished Reading

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