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Have one to sell? Popular in these categories: I enjoyed the piece on irony. His football essay felt really timely Not to say that Cobain was gunning for a Waco-style end of days, but both Cobain and Koresh attracted a cult of personality; one completely rejected it, when he should have embraced it, the other embraced it, when he should have rejected it.

See more by Chuck Klosterman. But this one, at least klsterman far as I can tell, eshews that to go for new content. Topics include football, sitcom shows, bands and many more. Published 15 days ago by M. Sep 02, Jeremy rated it really liked it. I know what works. The result, though, is that most of the essays here are longer, and more serious, than most of his previous work.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This essay also happens to contain one of my favorite lines in the book. If you do get the book, may I suggest the paperback, it has a very short conversation in the back with the author that is very well done.


He said this was the first book with which he was completely content, and it’s clear why his typical desire to The relationship failed in part not because of the age gap, but because we interacted with the world in a fundamentally different way ok, maybe that’s an age gap. He’s covered extreme metal, extreme nostalgia, disposable art, disposable heroes, life on the road, life through the television, urban uncertainty and small-town weirdness.


Oct 28, christa rated it liked it.

But part of the reason that it tyrannizes us is because people will not shut up about it. See all customer communitiesand bookmark your communities to keep track of them.

Whether he’s dissecting the boredom of voyeurism, the reason why music fan’s inevitably hate their favorite band’s latest album, or why we love watching can’t-miss superstars fail spectacularly, Klosterman remains obsessed with the relationship between expectation, reality, and living history. Imagine reading sentences written that way!

I totally forgot that I had even bought this book until I was on klpsterman the chufk night and saw it in my “currently reading” section, so I figured I’d finish it up. Hardcoverpages. It’s like always ordering the wild rice burger and beer battered fries from the Brewhouse.

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Learn about Author Central. I get the impression that he’ll attempt a return at fiction in his next book, and I’ll give that a read as well, but I hope he continues books like this one because it’s his niche, and I really enjoyed reading it. But I feel like it’s gotten to a point the point of flarf where people don’t even know what their social circle is talking about, but they keep gibbering on, pretending that it’s fine. Feedback is limited to esting.


Klosterman is a great writer and ha Eating the Dinosaur by Chuck Klosterman is not your prototypical book. In the end, I only have myself to blame for the disappointment of this book. I usually feel as if reading is a drag but with this book I did not mind reading this book. Sign up and get a free eBook! Best Klosterman book, for sure. Turn on the TV, go in the internet, read a newspaper and you will find an interview. Chuck Klosterman’s latest book of essays is his best one yet, dinoeaur the author is not without his annoying intricacies.

For example, Scattershot, incoherent apparently by designand occasionally just flatly wrong Refresh and try again.

He s I’ve read all that I will read of Klosterman. Read more Published 13 days ago klosteran J. The one thing all people are supposed to inherently deserve – a daily subsistence that’s both meaningful and unpredictable – tends to be an incredibly rare commodity. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger.

We all speak in the ridiculous voice of Wallace Shawn: I’ve read all that I will read of Klosterman. Though the essay comparing David Koresh and Kurt Cobain is the most notorious, the best essay for me was “T is For True,” a discussion of irony and its application, or rather lack thereof, in the careers of Weezer, Werner Herzog, and Ralph Nader.