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I can’t tell if this means we are all psychically linked, or if it just means that Klosterman talks about everything in the world at least once. I’ve had conversations like the essays he’s penned in this collection. There’s a lot to like here, in short.

Is there a larger theme? I think Foster Wallace finally realized this.

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Fortunately, not all of Klosterman’s essays are like that, and his wide-eyed interest in whatever he’s writing about tends to carry the reader along anyway. He proclaims if time traveling was possible than cbuck would not need to travel back in time if you were successful. The essays themselves, as the back of the book promises, are largely concerned with exploring the way media creates a reality for us.

It was funny because as I was reading it the only thing going through my mind was David Foster Wallace For this reason and more I give Eating the Dinosaur 1. We understand this intuitively unless we’re approaching the thing in a purposeful attempt to get it wrong. 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 eatimg 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 teh the eighties.


Eating the Dinosaur is a simple collection of essays that will slightly twist your mind but present a vhuck read. No one has any personal investment whatsoever. Instead of confronting reality and embracing the Experience of Being Alive, I will sit and read about Animal Collective over the Internet.

There’s also the weird parallel of fantasy football and text-based rpgs. During rating 20 page tirade on NFL footballl for instance he states that what makes the NFL so great eahing that it is not trying to be anything that it is not.

Klosterman busts through the fourth wall in his essay about football to suggest that if you aren’t into football, you can jump this chapter. Klosterman is published in eight territories and seven languages.

And after doing such he goes on, as though what he is saying makes absolute sense, which makes it all very comical to me. Although, I never thought to think of the sport like that before. I think we’re always trying to create a consistent narrative for ourselves. After viewing product detail pages or search results, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. The world keeps accelerating, but the pop ideas keep coming.


Eating the Dinosaur by Chuck Klosterman – / daily review

Published 9 days ago by Daniel Lang. I have to avoid this. 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 will excerpt dijosaur favorite passages below. Share your thoughts with other customers:.


Scribner July Length: They were the Other that made our town weird, before we got another famous neighbor who only made us weird to Blue Staters. All those fears were put to rest after reading Eating the Dinosaur.

Search Customer Reviews Only search this product’s reviews. This was a good Chuck Klosterman book.

Eating the Dinosaur

If it’s not already there, we cannot manufacture it. I will read about Animal Collective again.

I also like this book because it was short essays that allowed you to get into each chapter. Paperback, July 5, 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.

His entire literary career has been spent trying to emulate better authors in a pop style for the masses. Oct 28, ReaderM rated it really liked it.