Search Results: "Chuck Klosterman"


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NON-FICTION
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 >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 16, 2017

"Even those who only dimly remember Royce White, Pavement, or Gnarls Barkley will find the reflections on them engaging."
A collection of journalistic pieces that remain provocative, or at least interesting, even if the subjects that inspired them have faded from memory. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 2016

"Replete with lots of nifty, whimsical footnotes, this clever, speculative book challenges our beliefs with jocularity and perspicacity."
An inquiry into why we'll probably be wrong about almost everything. Read full book review >

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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 >

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I WEAR THE BLACK HAT by Chuck Klosterman
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
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 >

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EATING THE DINOSAUR by Chuck Klosterman
NON-FICTION
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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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LULU'S MAGIC WAND by Chuck Richards
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2012

"Ultimately, the book succeeds in exhausting readers, but whether from adventure or from terror rests with the beholder. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When a consolation prize at an amusement park lands in the hands of little Lulu, her imagination—along with everything in sight—goes wild. Read full book review >

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JUNGLE GYM JITTERS by Chuck Richards
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"The playful, plainly competent George makes a refreshing change of pace from the way dads are usually portrayed. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Equal parts Chris Van Allsburg, Arthur Geisert, and M.C. Escher, the stunningly accomplished art in this tale of a height-sensitive lad facing a truly gonzo jungle gym makes for a riveting read. Read full book review >

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ALPHABET MAGIC by Chuck Murphy
ABC BOOKS
Released: June 1, 1997

"What sells the book is the low-tech morphing of letters into images, and back into letters again. (Board book. 3-7)"
Window peeping is encouraged in this alphabet book of 26 acetate openings; a letter labels each transparent window. Read full book review >