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, it’s a whole big thing. He makes me want to write. No one has any personal investment whatsoever. The essays get better, stronger after that.

There was dinosahr the possibility she might do everything. Some of my former basketball teammates back near Grand Forks are stuck in factories or the family farms, and we know how those industries are doing although North Dakota has weathered the economic hard times better than people might expect. In retrospect, it occurs to me that Klosterman’s books etaing gotten steadily less entertaining with each one that is published.

First essay is one of the best, especially if you’re interested in podcasting, interviewing, and what the truth is.

Of course, none of this was helped by the fact that I met her through a craigslist missed connection, using her ironic t-shirt as bu identifier. IV dealt extensively with music, I get the impression that unless he ties in an additional subject for comparison like he does in “Oh, the Guilt” that his writing about the subject has become formulaic.


There’s an article about Garth Brooks’ colossal Chris Gaines failure that actually – once again – humanizes Garth Brooks and makes the reader see the way that authenticity is different for him, forcing me to see other human beings as human beings.

Great takes on modern TV, literature, and music. Advertise your exercise and fitness services here.

I think Foster Wallace finally realized this. Also, if I had never read David Foster Wallace and then had the fact that Klosterman desperately wishes to be him pointed out I finished this book while taking a break from grading during STAR testing.


As far as I can tell he’s built an entire literary career around being willfully obtuse.

Eating the Dinosaur

As is often the case I’ve been sitting on his first novel, Downtown Owl for a couple of years but have never gotten around to reading it. Klosterman even managed to make American-rules football into an interesting topic for me, something I would’ve bet against if someone had just told me so in a bar. Through a variety of mediums and with a multitude of motives, he’s written about everything he can think of and a lot that he’s forgotten. This essay alone is worth the price of the book.

Jan 09, Johnpatrick rated it it was ok Shelves: The world keeps accelerating, but the pop ideas keep coming. An interesting, fun, and sometimes laugh out loud funny read. Eating the Dinosaur Hardcover. His essay on the cult of personality surround Kurt Cobain takes a chilling and deadly accurate turn when he makes the link between Cobain and David Koresh, the apocalypse-spewing leader of the Branch Davidians. Ha Ha” is something I should try to integrate into my genre studies class.

Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Dinoswur look through the window of a meaningless stranger proves that we are likewise meaningless; the roles could just as easily be reversed with dinosuar same net effect But perhaps they thought they needed a few assault rifles, because perhaps they thought the FBI would drive tanks into their homes and fire tear gas at their children while broadcasting the phrase “This is not an assault” over an intercom.

Jun 26, Christina rated it liked it. She looked over at me and said, “Who are you? Chuck Klosterman has chronicled rock music, film, and sports for almost fifteen years.

The dinodaur is about the laugh track in media, and to his point, I tend to laugh when something is funny, regardless of whether I hear others laugh or not. During his 20 page tirade on NFL footballl for instance he states that what makes the NFL so great is that it is not trying to be anything that it is not.


He proudly puts forth his failures of the imagination and practiced ignorance as if they were the highest virtues a cultural critic could aspire to. He’s the kind of author people can name at a party and then feel better for having name-dropped an author that some of the other folks hadn’t heard of.

But other essays, like one on Pepsi and Mad Men, is insightful and funny, and an essay on irony and Ralph Nader is pretty dynamite, too. Plus, receive recommendations for your next Book Club read.

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Nov 29, Derek Wolfgram rated it it was ok. Klosterman lives in New York City. Simply put, Eating the Dinosaur is the finest collection of essays Chuck Klosterman has ever penned. They would rather change every element of society except themselves It’s representative of everything I dislike about the guy as he combines navel-gazing with self-importance and adds in ruminations on his quasi-fame. I found this part very entertaining because you could see what Klosterman truly believes in and you can have another view at the author.

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See all customer communitiesand bookmark your communities to keep track of them. Chuck Klosterman’s latest book of essays is his best one yet, but the author is not without his annoying intricacies. I thhe 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.

Oddly enough, for much of my elementary school life, Kurt Cobain and David Koresh were interchangeable in my mind. I feel like Klosterman could eatig a decent essay on this topic. These are both good things, on balance.