Eating the Dinosaur
"Witty and clever." -- "Entertainment Weekly"
"Gutsy, irreverent, wonderful read...a gifted essayist...Klosterman exhibits a deep knowledge and a deft touch on an expansive list of topics, and his insights are sometimes enlightening, sometimes educational, and always entertaining." -- "BookPage"
Chuck Klosterman has chronicled rock music, film, and sports for almost fifteen years. Hes 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, hes written about everything he can think of (and a lot that hes forgotten). But culture keeps accelerating, and the pop ideas keep coming.
In "Eating the Dinosaur," Klosterman is more entertaining and incisive than ever. Whether hes dissecting the thrill (and boredom) of voyeurism, the reason why fans inevitably hate their favorite bands latest album, or why we love watching cant-miss superstars fail spectacularly, Klosterman remains obsessed with the relationship among expectation, reality, and living history. Its amateur anthropology for the present tense--and its incredibly funny.