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DFW has said a lot of really great stuff on the topic of irony.

You’ve been to Dick’s Crab Shack! It was funny because as I was reading it the only thing going through my mind was David Foster Wallace I found this part very entertaining because you could see what Klosterman truly believes in and you can have another view at the author. Scattershot, incoherent apparently by designand occasionally just flatly wrong The reason voyeurism feels pleasurable is more physical than psychological And after doing diinosaur he goes dinoeaur, as though what he is saying makes absolute sense, which makes it all very comical to me.

Oct 28, ReaderM rated it really liked it.

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Please note that we are unable to respond directly to all submissions made via this form. Dec 02, Ed Wagemann added it. Best Klosterman book, for sure. And I incidentally refer to him by his entire name, “Chuck Klosterman,” because I cannot imagine the alternatives–or rather, I can, ghe I am uncomfortable with them.


See search results for this author. I find it hard to read past statements like ” paraphrasing This scenario is purely fictional, therefore no one has a reason to lie when talking about it. Want it delivered Friday, December 18? Be the first to discover new talent! Klosterman raises points that would hinder ones thought of time traveling. Share your own customer images. I enjoyed the piece on irony. Published 14 days ago by Charles May.


Randomly picked up the book thanks to the intriguing title and a free afternoon spent in the library. I will feel embarrassed for the questioner and remove myself from the interaction as quickly as possible. I don’t think it ever does.

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. Eating the Dinosaur By Chuck Klosterman. Preview — Eating the Dinosaur by Chuck Klosterman.

His essay on the cult of personality surround Kurt Cobain takes a chilling and deadly accurate turn when he makes the link between Cobain and David Koresh, the apocalypse-spewing leader of the Branch Davidians.

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Amazon Prime Free Trial required. Still, I probably should. I want you to ram the Enterprise into the enemy flag ship in a little stratagem I like to call The Kobayashi Mmmmmmutha-fucka-didn’t-see-that-comin!

Published 8 days ago by Jason Stein. His sights rarely rise above middlebrow targets, but that’s a strength, really; that makes it easier for him to carry the reader along with him aeting he makes these seemingly off-the-wall connections. Razor sharp wit degenerated into whiny self-absorption and self-reference.

Not to say that Cobain was gunning for a Waco-style end of days, but both Cobain and Koresh attracted a cult of personality; one completely rejected it, when he should have embraced it, the other embraced it, when he should have rejected it.


Published 6 days ago by Roominator. Eating the Dinosaur reminds me of what I’ve read about the last few years of Lenny Bruce’s life. And not because the content is important or amusing or well-written, but because the content exists. First of all, you would never say, “let’s never speak Stalin’s name again. It cannot be traversed. Looks like I will have to remedy that and pick up a few more of his essay collections in the near future.

This is the first book I’ve read by him and I wanted to get it finished before seeing him at the Tucson Festival of Books this weekend.

Published 13 days ago by J. Learn about Author Central. Klosterman tells of his view on having the show tells us when we yb laugh. To ensure delivery by December 24, choose Standard Shipping at checkout.

Klosterman is a great writer and has written one of my favorite books.

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