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Eating the Dinosaur | [Chuck Klosterman]

Eating the Dinosaur

In Eating the Dinosaur, Klosterman is more entertaining and incisive than ever. Whether he's dissecting the boredom of voyeurism, the reason why music fan's 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. It's amateur anthropology for the present tense, and sometimes it's incredibly funny.
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Publisher's Summary

Chuck Klosterman has chronicled rock music, film, and sports for almost 15 years. He's covered extreme metal, extreme nostalgia, disposable art, disposable heroes, life on the road, life through the television, urban uncertainty, and small-town weirdness. 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). The world keeps accelerating, but the pop ideas keep coming.

In Eating the Dinosaur, Klosterman is more entertaining and incisive than ever. Whether he's dissecting the boredom of voyeurism, the reason why music fan's 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. It's amateur anthropology for the present tense, and sometimes it's incredibly funny.

©2009 Chuck Klosterman; (P)2009 Simon & Schuster

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    James Seattle, WA, United States 12-21-09
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    "Ho Hum"

    I didn't quite grasp most of this book until Klosterman finally hit on a topic or two that I can identify with. And I consider myself pretty well versed and well read. Overall, not bad if you don't mind listening to a bunch of essays..... but I could have (should have) taken a pass on this one.

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    Doug Smith Ashland, NE USA 06-12-10
    Doug Smith Ashland, NE USA 06-12-10 Member Since 2013

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    "Self-absorbed Twaddle"

    I patiently waited for Klosterman to get beyond a streak of obsessive navel-gazing about his singularly uninteresting experiences. He never did.

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