Eating the Dinosaur

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AUTHOR
Chuck Klosterman
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6,46 MB
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Eating the Dinosaur.pdf
ISBN
4341841904645

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After a bestselling and acclaimed diversion into fiction, Chuck Klosterman, author of Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, returns to the form in which he’s been spectacularly successful with a collection of essays about our consumption of pop culture and sports.Q: What is this book about?A: Well, that’s difficult to say. I haven’t read it yet—I’ve just picked it up and casually glanced at the back cover. There clearly isn’t a plot. I’ve heard there’s a lot of stuff about time travel in this book, and quite a bit about violence and Garth Brooks and why Germans don’t laugh when they’re inside grocery stores. Ralph Nader and Ralph Sampson play significant roles. 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. Supposedly there’s a chapter outlining all the things the Unabomber was right about, but perhaps I’m misinformed.Q: Is there a larger theme?A: Oh, something about reality. “What is reality,” maybe? No, that’s not it. Not exactly. 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. Also, Lady Gaga.Q: Should I read this book?A: Probably. Do you see a clear relationship between the Branch Davidian disaster and the recording of Nirvana’s In Utero? Does Barack Obama make you want to drink Pepsi? Does ABBA remind you of AC/DC? If so, you probably don’t need to read this book. You probably wrote this book. But I suspect everybody else will totally love it, except for the ones who totally hate it.

We hope that these ideas will enrich your conversation and increase your enjoyment of the book ... Eating the Dinosaur attempts to interject the Klosterman that we met and liked from Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto, Fargo Rock City : A Heavy Metal Odyssey in Rural North Dakota, and Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story (my personal favorite). There are still glimpses of that author in Eating the Dinosaur, but to expect that Klosterman wouldn't change as an ... Eating the Dinosaur is a collection of 13 essays about modern life discussed in terms of popular culture.

Expand/Collapse Synopsis. After a bestselling and acclaimed diversion into fiction, Chuck Klosterman, author of Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, returns to the ... Eating the Dinosaur attempts to interject the Klosterman that we met and liked from Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto, Fargo Rock City : A Heavy Metal Odyssey in Rural North Dakota, and Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story (my personal favorite).

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