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Eating the Dinosaur

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Eating the Dinosaur

Eating the Dinosaur

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Chuck Klosterman
publisher:
Scribner
genre:
Comic Novels, Essays, Nonfiction

We gave it a B+

In cultural commentator Chuck Klosterman’s previous books of essays, such as 2003’s Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, he leavened his abstract musings on entertainment with real reportage. Not this time ā€” Klosterman comes off practically as a shut-in (albeit one with a top-notch DVD collection). Maybe, like essay subject Ted Kaczynski, he just prefers his own company these days. But despite his being stuck a bit too much in his own head, Klosterman’s essays in Eating the Dinosaur are still both witty and clever, not least the chapter he devotes to exploring the lack of irony that bonds three otherwise very different cultural figures: Ralph Nader, Werner Herzog, and Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo. B+

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