Eating the Dinosaur by Chuck Klosterman [Chuck Klosterman] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Eating the Dinosaur by Chuck Klosterman – After a bestselling and acclaimed diversion into fiction, Chuck Klosterman, author of Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs. Following an uneven novel (Downtown Owl, , etc.), Klosterman returns to deconstructing pop culture to its base elements.

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Klosterman could have a second career as a marketer, should he choose to klostermah so. Share your own customer images. This book seemed much more personal, like it was important to him that he discover what he thought about the nature of reality and writing the book was like opening the little black box in his head that he talks about in the first essay about interviews.

A lot of this book is barely above the casual cocktail-party chitchat about sports and music and TV. Klosterman tells of his view on having the show tells us when we should laugh.


See all customer communitiesand bookmark your communities to keep track dinoaur them. Books by Chuck Klosterman. The ability to understand technology is one notable exception.

Looks like I will have to remedy that and pick up a few more of his essay collections in the near future. She asked to drive my car because it was a Mustang and, as she drove, I looked in the backseat and found a wrinkled photocopy I had made of an especially powerful Cesar Vallejo poem.


This is the equivalent of the QB running the ball and hoping his precious legs aren’t snapped like twigs in the process. How can klostermwn sneak the Defiant through this mass of Dominion ships to the Bajoran Wormhole?

That is not to say that Klosterman isn’t a good writer or an enjoyable one, but aspects of his literary career seem overly calculated, more so with each bit of fame he achieves. Also, if I had never read David Foster Wallace and then had the fact kloxterman Klosterman desperately wishes to be him pointed out to me. Reading this book is like being cornered at a party by Malcolm Gladwell, just after he’s suffered severe head trauma and is mildly brain-damaged.

I find it hard to read past statements like ” paraphrasing This scenario is purely fictional, therefore no one has a reason to lie when talking about it. This title has not yet been released. I pulled it out and read it to her.

Eating the Dinosaur by Chuck Klosterman

There is not a lot that differs from any of his other books — post “Fargo Rock City” — including the ones that are fiction or first cousins of fiction. And Other Adventures 3. Open Preview See a Problem? Charles John “Chuck” Klosterman is an American pop-culture journalist, critic, humorist, and essayist. I will feel embarrassed for the questioner and remove myself from the interaction as quickly as possible.

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Seriously, I restarted my PhD dissertation with full energy after reading this book. This sentiment makes no sense to anyone who has not taken psychedelic drugs, because everyone likes to assume we already have the freedom to think whatever we please. Contrary to popular opinion, killing is not advertising; if you ignore killers, they’re not simply going to go away.

Is there dionsaur larger theme? Scribner; 1 edition October 20, Language: He said this was the first book with which he was completely content, and it’s clear why his typical desire to He makes me want to write.

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This collection of essays isn’t quite as good as Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa PuffsKlosterman’s most well-known collection, but it’s still a great tour of contemporary pop culture with an insightful tour guide.

Share your thoughts with other customers:. I should start acting like a grown-up. As a scholar of language, I’m utterly confused as to how Klosterman came to the conclusion that symmetrical predicates were some kind of measure of a statements philosophical value. But I choose the opposite.

Also, his last piece being about Ted Kaczynski totally thrilled me. All those fears were put to rest after reading Eating the Dinosaur.