April 21, 2010
Cho Seung-Hui was the guy people will have heard of for doing the Virginia Tech massacre.
Tao Lin is a guy who I read a very odd book by the other day.
It was odd in a way that it actually seemed like the guy was kind of uncomfortably adapted to reality and wrote to help himself out. His own blog sort of indicated this was so.
Anyhow. This post is Tao Lin’s take on Cho Seung-Hui’s rampage. It is not an essay so much as a series of statements branching off from one point, dealing with suffering, art, loneliness, and living in modern times. I found it really fascinating reading. I am not going to quote anything from it, just point at it.