Sep 23, 2010
commented on Great American Novelist
I loved this. I was really surprised by the style of this piece - it's vastly different from Lin's usual writing style. I love the analogy between Lin and hamsters. A lot of people call Lin obnoxious and pretentious, but I can't blame him for trying to make money off of his art, and I think he sincerely cares about the plight of human suffering in the world. I think he has genuine compassion for other beings. This piece was well written and fascainting, giving me insight on such a strange person full of paradoxes. I also applaud Lin for taking a risk by writing in a style so different from his usual one.