09/23/2010 01:57 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Great American Novelist: 'The Stranger' Mocks Time And Franzen

Lin isn't the richest or most famous living American human, but you could argue--I would argue--that he is one of the most nonjudgmental (for years he has repeatedly stated, "There is no good or bad in art" and "Everyone's actions and beliefs are based on equally arbitrary assumptions") and also one of the best. His first novel, Eeeee Eee Eeee, about an alienated Domino's Pizza employee who navigates a secret underground colony of suicidal dolphins and depressed bears, was arguably the literary phenomenon of the "fiction reviews" section of's May 2007 issue.

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