Books by Chuck Klosterman

Chuck Klosterman is the author of Fargo Rock City and a senior writer for SPIN magazine. His work has also appeared in The New York Times Magazine, GQ, and The Washington Post. He is six-foot-two and does not suffer from lycanthropy.


ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: July 9, 2013

"A fine return to form for Klosterman, blending Big Ideas with heavy metal, The Wire, Batman and much more."
Of John Rawls and Keith Richards: Klosterman (The Visible Man, 2011, etc.) returns with a pop-culture-laden meditation on the bad guys of the world and what they mean. Read full book review >
THE VISIBLE MAN by Chuck Klosterman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"Immersed as always in popular culture, but rises to the challenge of creative fiction."
An author best known for his journalism and nonfiction books makes a big leap with his second novel. Read full book review >
EATING THE DINOSAUR by Chuck Klosterman
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 20, 2009

"Funny, irreverent and fascinating—Klosterman at his best."
Following an uneven novel (Downtown Owl, 2008, etc.), Klosterman returns to deconstructing pop culture to its base elements. Read full book review >
DOWNTOWN OWL by Chuck Klosterman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"This will likely find a wider readership with those who love Klosterman (from his nonfiction books and magazine work for Esquire, ESPN, Spin et al.) than those who love novels."
A debut novel that works better as cultural criticism than it does as fiction. Read full book review >
KILLING YOURSELF TO LIVE by Chuck Klosterman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 19, 2005

"Entertaining in a spontaneous, distracting way. When it ends, though, and Klosterman slams shut the door to his head, most of what went before melts into air."
A transcontinental road trip mostly along the byways and back roads of Spin magazine writer Klosterman's own head, resulting in an enjoyable, polyphonic interior monologue. Read full book review >
SEX, DRUGS, AND COCOA PUFFS by Chuck Klosterman
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: Aug. 26, 2003

"Humorous, slick, aggressively forgettable."
Cultural arguments for people fascinated by the implications of their sugar-cereal dependencies. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2001

"This is what Lester Bangs would have written had he been a farmboy raised on a diet of Skid Row and KISS. Unfailingly smart and demonically opinionated, it could even make a few converts to the music Tipper Gore once loved to hate."
A witty journey into the demimonde of 1980s heavy-metal music by way of the High Plains. Read full book review >