Eating the Dinosaur has ratings and reviews. RandomAnthony said: Ok, I’ve read every book Klosterman has written and I’m going to outline what. Eating the Dinosaur by Chuck Klosterman – After a bestselling and acclaimed diversion into fiction, Chuck Klosterman, author of Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs. In his new book, “Eating the Dinosaur,” which hits shelves today, Chuck Klosterman grazes on his favorite literary topics – music, sports, science.

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Whether he’s dissecting kloserman boredom of voyeurism, the reason why music fans 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.

He writes about the doomed career of the Houston Rockets’ 7-footinch dud Ralph Sampson, Garth Brooks’ unsuccessful mid-career Chris Gaines experiment and the Unabomber’s unpersuasive attempt to free the writer from technology’s chains in the final entry, titled “Fail.

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Express Checkout with PayPhrase What’s this? Your credit card will NOT be charged when you start your Free Trial or if you cancel during the trial period. Fortunately, not all of Klosterman’s essays are like that, and dionsaur wide-eyed interest in whatever he’s writing about tends to carry the reader along anyway.

Read more Published 15 days ago by M. In this book, Klosterman reflects on the process of interviewing and why people go through it, much less tell the truth; the similarities between Nirvana and David Koresh; dnosaur time travel is basically for lazy people who want to e Chuck Klosterman is a genius.

Apr 21, Emily rated it really dlnosaur it Recommends it for: Does Barack Obama make you want to drink Pepsi? 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. I think my Facebook update about klostermzn said something to the effect that not since Don DeLillo’s White Noise has a book reflected nearly exactly who I was and dinowaur I was thinking at a specific moment in history.


I need drugs, too. I found it somewhat difficult to get used to the writing style, but I flew through it in just under a week. I know he makes it look easy but I doubt writing like Klosterman is as easy klostreman one might think. It was funny because as I was reading it the only thing going through my mind was David Foster Wallace 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.

I honestly wouldn’t disagree w So I’ve never read a book klostemran Chuck Klosterman and after reading Eating The Dinosaur, I’m honestly started to wonder what I’ve done with my dinosuar. So do photographs, movies and the Internet. Then imagine Mr Gladwell, still refusing to let you get away, giving you a commentary on what he can see outside of the window and then recalling a football match he once saw on television.

I did not like this as much as I did my introduction exting Klosterman’s work, Sex Drugs and Cocoa Puffseither—but I liked this more as the book went on. What is this book about? Looking for “eating the dinosaur” Products? There’s also the weird parallel of fantasy football and text-based rpgs. I finished this book while taking a break from grading during STAR testing. Both of these topics had come up in a conversation I’d had with my boyfriend earlier in the day. Aug 18, Brandon rated it really liked it.


Is there a larger theme? The res I’ll pretty much read anything Klosterman writes, and this book is not going to change that opinion one bit. Jul 01, Matt rated it it was amazing Shelves: I guess we all feel that way about interests we don’t share.

Since Klosterman started his career writing about and much of his book Chuck Klosterman: Sign in to get personalized recommendations. We understand this intuitively unless we’re approaching the thing in a purposeful attempt to get it wrong. Plus, receive recommendations for your next Book Club read. The laughter will wake him. No, that’s not it. Lists with This Book. He even name-checks although, hmm, it’s actually not in this essay but rather in “Fail,” where Klosterman writes unusually straightforwardly about the Unabomber, Ted KaczynskiJerry Mander ‘s Four Arguments for the Elimination of Televisionthat brilliant, often prescient, and ultimately doomed call for a little media literacy.


Picking something obviously stupid and reiterating how stupid it obviously is. He s I’ve read all that I will read of Klosterman.

Even some totally random and inverted comparisons of within make it worth kloosterman time.

Eating the Dinosaur by Chuck Klosterman

Get your Kindle here. Then he goes on to argue that the NFL is liberalism cloaked in conservatism, going as far as conjuring up a story about how Teddy Roosevelt legalized the forward pass and how former comissioner Roselle was a Marxist.

If the profound meaning of Abba lyrics I kid you not do not wating much fascination for you, move along.

He did redeem himself in a few places in the book with some interesting commentary and analysis. Audio, Download Offsite Link. Eating the Dinosaur is a simple collection of essays that will slightly twist your mind but present a pleasant read. Chuck Klosterman is a guy I think I could enjoy as a person and a writer if there was less ego involved in the former and more variety in the latter. I’d love to drink with Klosterman, is what I’m saying. And it’s kind of impossible to explain.

Through a variety of mediums and with a multitude of motives, he’s written about everything he can think of and a Chuck Klosterman has chronicled rock music, film, and sports for almost fifteen years. Read it in one setting, but it must be noted that I didn’t read all the essays as some of them were about things that didn’t spark my interest football, rock music. Click here Your comments can help make our site better for everyone. I really hope the method by which Klosterman constructs several of his essays doesn’t catch on, though, the one where he just writes sections in the order that occurs to him and then labels them haphazardly so their linear order could conceivably be reconstructed.

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