Eating the Dinosaur (Audio)
Q: What is this book about? A: Well, that's difficult to say. I haven't read it yet--I've just picked it up and casually glanced at the back cover. There clearly isn't a plot. 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... show more
Q: What is this book about? A: Well, that's difficult to say. I haven't read it yet--I've just picked it up and casually glanced at the back cover. There clearly isn't a plot. 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. Ralph Nader and Ralph Sampson play significant roles. I think there are several pages about Rear Window and college football and Mad Men and why Rivers Cuomo prefers having sex with Asian women. Supposedly there's a chapter outlining all the things the Unabomber was right about, but perhaps I'm misinformed. Q: Is there a larger theme? A: Oh, something about reality. "What is reality," maybe? No, that's not it. Not exactly. I get the sense that most of the core questions dwell on the way media perception constructs a fake reality that ends up becoming more meaningful than whatever actually...
Publish date: October 20th 2009
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Edition language: English
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Note: The review below was taken directly from my Goodreads account. The subjects under discussion really didn't incite any interest in me. Except maybe the essay on laugh tracks. Unfortunately, all of Klosterman's critiques seemed to lack depth and/or I felt they were off base. I don't know.
I am trying to like this book but I just can't get into it. After reading Sex, Drugs & Cocoa Puffs and Fargo Rock City, Eating the Dinosaur just isn't on my radar RIGHT NOW. I'm stuck on a chapter about a basketball player and its a tough read. I will be back to Chuck one day because his books are a...
Not sure what to say about this one. I liked it but it was not the same as some of his others. I liked the broader picture he was trying to present but at the same time he never fully recognized those ideas. In the end it is an entertaining read not bad not great.