He also included a list of links to music that influenced the novel which you can check out. From Mark:
I’m sure there is a lot of crap written all over the place to be honest, you know people like to attack Tao Lin but I think it comes out of jealously: people say “I could have written that”…well you didn’t write that, and he did and he’s written three or four books and you haven’t. You know that kind of thing, but I mean Blake Butler I think is a great writer. People that attack him and I don’t understand doing that sort of thing. It’s probably like when indie rock first took off in the late 80’s early 90’s: there are a lot of guys recording on four tracks in their bedroom and it wasn’t all great but what was happening was still great overall. It’s like anything where, when the production of something becomes more accessible to a large number of people, yeah, there is going to be more garbage published, more crap that is written but it’s also more stuff that you are going to see that is great that you wouldn’t otherwise see.