Eating the Dinosaur 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… Eating the Dinosaur 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… 2009-10-20 Comic Novels Essays Nonfiction Scribner
Book Review

Eating the Dinosaur (2009)

Eating the Dinosaur | Eating the Dinosaur by Chuck Klosterman
Eating the Dinosaur by Chuck Klosterman
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Oct 20, 2009; Writer: Chuck Klosterman; Genres: Comic Novels, Essays, Nonfiction; Publisher: Scribner

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 — 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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Originally posted Oct 13, 2009 Published in issue #1072 Oct 23, 2009 Order article reprints
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