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Wednesday, 19 June 2013 13:21

Anxious, nervous, hip Taipei'

Tao Lin's latest novel captures a generation plugged in

For every generation, there is a list of artists and writers trying to capture the spirit of the age. Few come close - F. Scott Fitzgerald and Jack Kerouac are candidates. No doubt Tao Lin's aim with his current novel was more modest, but truly it is an honest portrayal of what has come to be known as The Internet Generation.

'Tapei' (Vintage, $11.43) is Tao Lin's latest novel. Still in the flowering stage of his career, his other works include 'Richard Yates' and 'Shoplifting from American Apparel.' This provocative novel makes an excellent addition to his budding oeuvre.

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