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Karthik Bala

Student at UT Austin. I like to write sometimes.

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I just finished Taipei by Tao Lin and really liked it. It gets a lot of shit for having “no real plot”, which is true, the book is a meandering narrative of Tao Lin’s drug-addled life, but the plot is the least relevant aspect of the bo...

The Joy of Personal Websites

A few months ago, I stumbled upon a fascinating website. It’s called the darnedest thing. I have only the slightest picture of who the owner of the site is, limited to what is contained in the colophon page. The owner’s name is Steven...