Eating the Dinosaur


Q: What is this book about?

A: Well, thatís difficult to say. I havenít read it yetóIíve just picked it up and casually glanced at the back cover. There clearly isnít a plot. Iíve heard thereís a lot of stuff about time travel in this book, and quite a bit about violence and Garth Brooks and why Germans donít laugh when theyíre 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 thereís a chapter outlining all the things the Unabomber was right about, but perhaps Iím misinformed.

Q: Is there a larger theme?

A: Oh, something about reality. "What is reality," maybe? No, thatís 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 happened. Also, Lady Gaga.

Q: Should I read this book?

A: Probably. Do you see a clear relationship between the Branch Davidian disaster and the recording of Nirvanaís In Utero? Does Barack Obama make you want to drink Pepsi? Does ABBA remind you of AC/DC? If so, you probably donít need to read this book. You probably wrote this book. But I suspect everybody else will totally love it, except for the ones who totally hate it.

Author(s): Chuck Klosterman  

ISBN 10: 1416544216
ISBN 13: 9781416544210
Pages: 304
Format: Paperback
Publication: July 2010
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