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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It also feeds the hunger for spontaneity, because there is no sense of control or consistency. This is what it is like to read one of Chuck Klosterman’s compilations of nonfiction essays: It has nothing to do with time. And after doing such he goes on, as though what he is saying makes absolute sense, which makes it all very comical to me. Klosterman discusses the age old question of is it possible to time travel.

On the surface, it seems like this should be similar to the human affinity for gossip, but it’s not; we’re never interested in gossip about people we’ve never heard of, and we’re rarely interested in average gossip about average people Are you an author? I feel like Klosterman could write a decent essay on this topic.

What is this book about? Express Checkout with PayPhrase What’s this? He talks about why Weezer fans never appreciate Weezer albums, Twitter, and the Unibomber.

I hoped that Eating the Dinosaur would be a return to form for Klosterman, after the unreadable novel Downtown Owl. Jan 29, Connor rated it it was amazing. I must want it.

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I think Foster Wallace finally realized this. Customer Reviews 24 Reviews.

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. The essay on canned laughter “Ha ha,” he said. Klosterman is a great writer and cchuck written one of my favorite books.


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We are latently enslaved by our own ingenuity, and we have unknowingly constructed a simulated world. Read more Published 8 days ago by Jason Stein. And to find the humor despite the tragic outcomes of each on top of that? Also, if I had never read David Dinoxaur Wallace and then had the fact that Klosterman desperately wishes to be him pointed out to me.


I found this part very entertaining because you could see what Klosterman truly believes in and you can have another view at the author. See most popular tags.

Audio, Download Offsite Link. It would make an excellent read on the bus where people could see how indie you are while you read. He seems to randomly draws two topics out of a hat, finds a way to weave them together, then throws in an opinion on why an intelligent, shape-shifting metal is more believable in “Terminator” than time travel. 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.

Only search this product’s reviews. I usually feel as if reading is a drag but with this book I did not mind reading this book. Eating the Dinosaur Trade Paperback A few years ago, I picked up my new much younger girlfriend in NY to drive her back to Boston for her new semester.

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The weirdest part of this was reading it earlier this week Sunday, the 12th of Septemberand stopping before reaching the end, and then having dinner with friends, one of dimosaur my very best friend heard an NPR report ddinosaur the way to picking up dinner about how the Unabomber was deeply affected by some weird Cold War experiment at Harvard, and then going back thr Chuck Klosterman’s book, where the final essay was about.


Chuck Klosterman is a genius. There’s also the weird parallel of fantasy football and text-based rpgs. I think there are several pages about Rear Window and college football and Mad Men and why Rivers Cuomo prefers having sex with Asian women. The world keeps accelerating, but the pop ideas keep coming. I have to avoid this.

You may pre-order it now and we will deliver it to you when it arrives. Tne who has time for that? The analysis is not as deep, nor the tangents quite as oddly fun.

TV takes away our freedom to have whatever thoughts we want. Less self absorbed and more on target.

Sometimes the conclusions are simple and insightful e. The Ginger Man – See all my reviews. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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Scribner; 1 edition October 20, Language: There was always the possibility she might do everything. By clicking ‘Sign me up’ I acknowledge eahing I have read and agree to the privacy policy and terms of use. Klosterman has not been the first to suggest that the NFL has socialistic tendencies.

While he sets this up with his own personal discomfort over such situations after years of being on the interviewing end, he’s able to make the question more universal than personal.