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.

Author: Kagagar Gakasa
Country: Vietnam
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Art
Published (Last): 28 January 2007
Pages: 83
PDF File Size: 13.6 Mb
ePub File Size: 5.52 Mb
ISBN: 704-1-98884-598-6
Downloads: 92102
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Yonris

Your credit card will NOT be charged when you start your Free Trial or if you cancel during the trial period. There is something unexplainable about spying on strangers that doesn’t seem connected to what we bu see. The word coincidence exists in order to stop people from seeing meaning where none exists.

I didn’t really like Klosterman’s previous collection, IVbecause each piece was so klosrerman that the author didn’t really have room to develop his ideas. Making claims about lead guitarists in bands you’ve never heard of and then bursting into tears about the tragic waste that was Kurt Cobain’s suicide. I will excerpt my favorite passages below.

Nov 29, Kurt rated it it was amazing.


Amazon Prime Free Trial required. The past disappears, the future is unimagined, and the present is ephemeral. Reading Klosterman is like having a half-drunken conversation with a really interesting friend who is fascinated by everything.

So do photographs, movies and the Internet. DFW has said a lot of really great stuff on the topic of irony. I think my Facebook update about this said something to the effect that not since Don DeLillo’s White Noise has a book reflected nearly exactly who I was and what I was thinking at a specific moment in history.


See all Editorial Reviews.

Klosterman grew up on a farm near WyndmereNorth Dakota. Open Preview See a Problem? Dec klostermxn, Ed Wagemann added it.

Irony tyrannizes us all and yet I keep talking.

Feedback Thanks for your feedback. He tackles subjects like time travel and the Unabomber and advertising and all of them seem a lot more inspired than his previous work. Mar 14, Matt rated it really liked it. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. After viewing product detail pages klostrrman search results, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Maybe they thought the government would shoot at them from helicopters and burn them alive.

Eating the Dinosaur by Chuck Klosterman – / daily review

His use of the word ‘iconography’, I’m looking at you. Mar 04, Dan rated it really liked it Shelves: I will read about Animal Collective again. Klosterman brings his opinions to the reader which gets the reader thinking. I will understand if you skip to the next essay, which is about ABBA. He does admit to watching a lot of football, both college and pro, and so do I, which is why I completely agree with him. What the Dog Saw The age gap wasn’t so great that I didn’t get the concept.

The res I’ll pretty much read anything Klosterman writes, and this book is not going to change that opinion one bit. See most popular tags. It has a weighted college draft and ofcourse the teams all share the massive tv reveune that the league brings in. 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.


So the case that the NFL is liberalism cloaked in conservatism has real merit and is one of the few things that Klosterman points ot that actually makes some sense. 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.

Read more Published 13 days ago by J. Scribner July Length: What was I thinking? No one has any personal investment whatsoever. She looked down and said, “Yes. It may sound like I am exaggerating the kind of things this book talks about, but I am not.

Well, that’s difficult to say. Funny, irreverent and fascinating—Klosterman at his best.