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. Cluband ESPN. Looking for “eating the koosterman Products?

What is this book about? Klosterman is a great writer and ha Eating the Dinosaur by Chuck Klosterman is not your prototypical book. Published 9 days ago by Bookreporter. Who else would find a connection between the self-destructiveness of Nirvana and the doomsday destiny of cult leader David Koresh?

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

There was always a layer of irony in her world and she couldn’t conceive that I wasn’t also living that way. But part of the reason that it tyrannizes us is because people will not shut up about it. Oh, something about reality. Klosterman and David Foster Wallace are right: The past disappears, the future is unimagined, and the present is ephemeral.


I’ll pay Klosterman a sort of compliment here: You may pre-order it now and we will deliver it to you when it arrives. I assure you, Mr. To ensure delivery by December 24, choose Standard Shipping at checkout.

Less self absorbed and more on target. These are both good things, on balance. Observing someone without context amplifies the experience. His use of the word ‘iconography’, Klozterman looking at you.

A lot of this book is barely above the casual cocktail-party chitchat about sports and music and TV.

His essays were consistently humorous and thought provoking and that is a rare combination in this day and Former Forum reporter Chuck Klosterman’s new collection of essays, “Eating the Dinosaur,” is available in stores today. Read more Published 8 days ago by Jason Stein. Three of my personal favorite essays are time traveling, football, and laugh tracks. For example, Scattershot, incoherent apparently by designand occasionally just flatly wrong I’ve loved all his other books, but this one left me wondering why he didn’t just post this as a blog.

Yet Klosterman saves his best essay for last; his rumination on the mad ramblings of Ted Kaczinski, aka the Unabomber, may be one of the best essays you’ll read in a long time. With a voice as bold and confident as Olympus he spews completely contradictory ideas and arguments within sentences–or even words–of each other.


Reading this book is like being cornered at a party by Malcolm Gladwell, just after he’s suffered severe head trauma and is mildly brain-damaged. Perhaps he felt that the more intricate themes demanded a more high-minded approach.


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I’ve been warming up to football over the years, but I’ve never stopped to consider why, exactly. ABBA was never relevant, which makes the group totally relevant. I must want it. Scattershot, incoherent apparently by designand occasionally just flatly wrong Customer Reviews 24 Reviews. View all 4 comments. There was always the possibility she might do everything. Get a FREE e-book by joining our mailing list today!