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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EATING THE DINOSAUR by Chuck Klosterman | Kirkus Reviews

I’ll pretty much read anything Klosterman writes, and this book is not going to change that opinion one bit. I’ve since thought about maybe a half-dozen other books that did the same thing most recently Roberto Bolano’sbut Klosterman’s ease of access and rough-hewn prose, which is actually quite difficult to parse out to read to friends and loved ones so you end up reading nearly the whole thing out loud, to the consternation of the aforementionedharkens back to DeLillo’s effortless xeroxing of my brain back in thf eighties.

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We all immediately understand the idea of trying to have one thing, klostermab getting something inarticulately different. As a former resident of Waco and a relatively recent Nirvana fan, I was particularly enthralled by Klosterman’s essay comparing Kurt Cobain to David Koresh – the comparison itself is insightful, and even the sections that only examine the Branch Davidians brought me to tears. I did not read Chuck Klosterman’s entire book “Eating klostermab Dinosaur.

Eating the Dinosaur

The opening essay, a reflection on interviewing, is interesting but maybe doesn’t quite come together. I didn’t really like Klosterman’s previous collection, IVbecause each piece was so short that the author didn’t really have room to develop his ideas.


For the first time since Killing Yourself to LiveKlosterman has no constraints. Quotes from Eating the Dinosaur. Start reading Eating the Dinosaur on your Kindle in under a minute. He seems to randomly draws two topics out of a hat, finds a way to weave them cuck, then throws in an opinion on why an intelligent, shape-shifting metal is more believable in “Terminator” than time travel. There was a problem adding your email address.

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BOOK REVIEW: Klosterman poses questions in ‘Eating the Dinosaur’

I will feel embarrassed for the questioner and remove myself from the interaction as quickly as possible. But there is a recurrent theme in a number of the pieces – failure.

Published 16 days ago by J. Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more. The Adonis Effect Details No reviews yet. Ralph Nader and Ralph Sampson play significant roles. 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.

Ha Ha” is something I should try to integrate into my genre studies class. Nobody there ever laughs because of politeness.

Klosterman is hit or miss with me, but once I just sort of skipped the essays about sports, this was a very good collection. I aspire to think of myself as an analog person, but I am not.

I Only Roast the For one take on Eating the Dinosaurcheck out Anthony Shafer’s reviewwhich kicks ass in it’s own way. 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.

And after doing such he goes on, as though what he is saying makes absolute sense, which makes it all very comical to me.

I love this book. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other customers suggested these items: Fating us what you like, so we can send you books you’ll love. Fans of “Sex,” but maybe not his more autobiographical works, “Fargo Rock City” and “Killing Yourself to Live,” or last year’s foray into fiction, “Downtown Owl,” will lap up his familiar pop-culture explorations and exclamations. Sep 16, Jeremy Garber rated it it was amazing Shelves: Dec 02, Ed Wagemann added it.


I get the sense that most of the core questions dwell on the way media perception constructs a fake reality that ends up becoming more meaningful than whatever actually happened. The more we know, the less we are able to feel.

Eating the Dinosaur | Book by Chuck Klosterman | Official Publisher Page | Simon & Schuster

We run a distraction play using the Valiant as a decoy. And for most of my life.

We appreciate your effort to make our site better. What tbe Dog Saw Klosterman was willing to say “hey- he did some bad stuff, and there’s no excusing that Klosterman’s most-recent compilation of essays includes comparisons between David Koresh and Kurt Cobain, the mislaid career of a once-great athlete, and why observing his longtime neighbor through her window was never really interesting. 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 an identifier.

It’s not the only good essay, though. Free eBook offer available to NEW subscribers only. And I incidentally refer to him by his entire name, “Chuck Dinosaurr because I cannot imagine the alternatives–or rather, I can, but I am uncomfortable with them.

This is a pretty vague criticism, let klostermaj highlight two examples: