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  • Title: Chuck Klosterman X: A Highly Specific, Defiantly Incomplete History of the Early 21st Century
  • Author: Chuck Klosterman
  • ISBN: 9780735285477
  • Page: 169
  • Format: Audio CD
  • New York Times bestselling author and cultural critic Chuck Klosterman compiles and contextualizes the best of his articles and essays from the past decade.Chuck Klosterman has created an incomparable body of work in books, magazines, newspapers, and on the Web His writing spans the realms of culture and sports, while also addressing interpersonal issues, social quandarieNew York Times bestselling author and cultural critic Chuck Klosterman compiles and contextualizes the best of his articles and essays from the past decade.Chuck Klosterman has created an incomparable body of work in books, magazines, newspapers, and on the Web His writing spans the realms of culture and sports, while also addressing interpersonal issues, social quandaries, and ethical boundaries Klosterman has written nine previous books, helped found and establish Grantland, served as the New York Times Magazine Ethicist, worked on film and television productions, and contributed profiles and essays to outlets such as GQ, Esquire, Billboard, The A.V Club, and The Guardian.Chuck Klosterman s tenth book aka Chuck Klosterman X collects his most intriguing of those pieces, accompanied by fresh introductions and new footnotes throughout Klosterman presents many of the articles in their original form, featuring previously unpublished passages and digressions Subjects include Breaking Bad, Lou Reed, zombies, KISS, Jimmy Page, Stephen Malkmus, steroids, Mountain Dew, Chinese Democracy, The Beatles, Jonathan Franzen, Taylor Swift, Tim Tebow, Kobe Bryant, Usain Bolt, Eddie Van Halen, Charlie Brown, the Cleveland Browns, and many cultural figures and pop phenomena This is a tour of the past decade from one of the sharpest and most prolific observers of our unusual times.
    Chuck Klosterman X A Highly Specific Defiantly Incomplete History of the Early st Century New York Times bestselling author and cultural critic Chuck Klosterman compiles and contextualizes the best of his articles and essays from the past decade Chuck Klosterman has created an incomparable

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    1. As you can guess from the title this is Chuck Klosterman s tenth book which is an anthology of previously published articles and I really enjoyed reading it The writing voice Klosterman s cultivated over the years is very compelling Obviously it helps that the subject matters pop culture commentary on music, film and TV interest me, but his articulate, funny, thoughtful and illuminating musings also drew me into subjects that don t, eg American sports I couldn t care less about American football [...]

    2. I hate Chuck Klosterman.I ve hated him ever since I picked up Sex Drugs and Cocoa Puffs the summer I graduated high school Here was this guy, this dude, with the gall to write about the dumbest things possible and make them seem important The very same topics that consumed my life up until that point popular music, blockbuster movies, sports, and terribly vapid reality shows like MTV s Real World Klosterman took arguments from the lunch hall and writes about them as if they re fundamental buildi [...]

    3. Great, as you might expect Some highlights are pieces about Olympic sprinters, Eddie Van Halen, and a thorough evaluation of every KISS album Oh, and the concept of the VORM I m fairly certain that Chuck Klosterman might be the most interesting person alive I m completely certain that he has the most interesting opinions So the gap between fairly certain and completely certain is only about whether having the most interesting opinions makes a person the most interesting person The sad thing abou [...]

    4. Ahha Meagan showed me how to review than one version of the same book What you need to know about Chuck Klosterman Presents Chuck Klosterman X The Audio Companion to a Highly Specific and Defiantly Incomplete History of the Early 21st Century is that it truly is an audio companion to the book It s not the book read aloud, but it s a summary of the book and some readaloud snippets As Klosterman puts it, if you listened to the audio, you d be able to talk about this book at a party or something w [...]

    5. My worst fear about reading a new book by Chuck Klosterman , or less my favorite author and public intellectual if you consider adults can still have immuable favorite things, concretized and somehow I didn t care I had already read the majority of what is published in this collection Mostly on Grantland since I was a die hard fan of that site.Curiously enough, not much of this book is about the 21st century It s about people and ideas who were popular in the 20th century adapting to the new m [...]

    6. New to Chuck Klosterman, I figured an anthology was a good place to start These profiles and essays were published previously in various print and online sources, ranging from The Guardian to the The A.V Club At 400 pages and solid black including the page edges , it looks intimidating, but it is quite accessible with each piece only a few pages long and conversational in tone Since his subject matters revolve around entertainment and culture, it is automatically something that the reader can re [...]

    7. I love Chuck Klosterman s mind For one thing, he uses it He uses it to think about a myriad of topics and often forms unique viewpoints that, in turn, make me, as one of his readers, ponder my own opinions about his opinions I like to use my mind too He is one of my favorite interviewers because he is unconventional and the questions that occur to him to ask are inordinately interesting than other journalists and media types I ve read many of his previous books and have liked them all, but I re [...]

    8. I generally avoid reading Chuck s essays when I see them so as to increase my enjoyment of anthologies like this one His primary talent is giving significance to the insignificant Musing on innocuous aspects of culture and guiding readers to new realms of critical thinking He has been framed as an intellectual, a pseudo intellectual, and a pretentious hipster, but, to me, he s a genius Even when I get tired of reading what he has to say about Rock bands that I ve never listened to and this happe [...]

    9. Let s Put the X in SeXOf course I d like this I m a white male who is overweight and over forty who enjoyed The Darkness I Believe in a Thing Called Love without irony, championed it as a return to classic rock aesthetics in this era of vocoder overuse and Vicodin overdose Skipped the sports related essays.

    10. FINE, Klosterman You win I no longer hate you Last two books collections have been great, not disparaging of soccer and not too cocky.

    11. Chuck Klosterman may be one of the best writers I ve had the pleasure of reading He is, clearly, incredibly smart One of the most striking things about this collection is I should have hated it I actively dislike the music he writes about rock, heavy metal and I don t have a working knowledge of sports any of them There were, of course, some essays that I was predisposed to enjoy musings Miley Cyrus or The Walking Dead, for example my favorite essays of his, not in this collection, are Billy Sim [...]

    12. This is a collection of essays and articles published over a span of about a decade As with any collection, not every essay suited my tastes I skimmed a few This was especially true of the interviews, of which I only really paid close attention to those that had subjects in whom I was at all interested That said, some of the essays are great This was my first real exposure to Klosterman after hearing him on a few podcasts and having others recommend him to me I tend to like his writing style it [...]

    13. I discovered Chuck Klosterman this year 2017 This is the 4th book of his that I have read this year This is his latest book, a collection of essays that he has written in the past 10 years Based on reading four of his books, I find this is Klosterman at his best When he writes about a subject for 8 or 10 pages, he is consistently brilliant Brilliant in two ways 1 having original thoughts and 2 being able to express them so poignantly The books of his that I have read devoted to a single subject [...]

    14. If you care at all about sports or music in any meaningful way, you should read Chuck Klosterman He has a way of making me care about things I have never cared about at all I find myself stopping in the middle of an essay to look up statistics of an NBA game even though I hate the NBA or to watch a Billy Joel music video something I thought I d never do This collection of essays isn t a great place to start I like his other collections and essays better, but there are still some really great rea [...]

    15. I believe that Chuck Klosterman is a genius writer and here s why Of all aspects of popular culture, sports and music are the two that I care about least I care about sports only if someone I know is playing my kids I listen to music and have favorites, but rarely know the musicians involved My daughter and I have conversations where she insists that I know the music of a certain group even though I deny this Sometimes she is right That being said I read this book from cover to cover I love to r [...]

    16. A collection of pieces written by Chuck Klosterman over the last ten years Much of it appeared in Grantland what is dead may never die , some of it I had read already Like with his previous previously published essays collection Chuck Klosterman IV A Decade of Curious People and Dangerous Ideas, I read maybe 65% of this on my first read I m rarely interested in the sports stuff and pop star stuff, so I ususally skip it at least on the first go Chuck Klosterman is at his most Chuck Klostermaniest [...]

    17. I loved this fun and smart collection of Klosterman s top essays this past decade His cultural insight is quirky, witty, and deeply intelligent He examines topics ranging from society s obsession with zombies to 90 s indie rockstar Stephen Malkmus of Pavement, and he does it with great precision, depth, and wit It is simultaneously a light and heavy read, and unlike any collection of essays I ve read.

    18. Was a really great experience with some well chosen articles of Chuck Most of them talk about Rock Music and American sports as most of his essays, really so if you are into them you ll love this book If not, it would be better to read something else Some texts are kind of repetitive and at least three interviews are just OK I d definitely recommend What if book instead of this one However I had a great time while I enjoyed the references he made to the current pop culture.

    19. Read the audiobook, which is really just crib notes with better commentary and analysis A terrific peek inside Klosterman s worship of mass media He s at his best talking about music than sports Worth it for the obit of his dad, which was one of the most thoughtful I ve read since the Economist Book of Obituaries.

    20. As always, fun to read a Klosterman book He s so unique and probably my favorite writer today My one criticism is an odd one sometimes I don t care for the music he writes about But other than that I love pretty much everything else he does Happy I purchased the actual book Looks awesome 8.5 10.

    21. A longtime fan of Klosterman s, he makes sports sound like rock n roll, and rock n roll, sound like sports Of course its not all touchdowns and roses I disagreed with his closing premise regarding best TV ever made, the Harry Potter piece shouldn t have made the cut, and his flippant comparison of Sharon Stone to an old unearthed car sucked, but mostly I just like the way he views the world and makes very real sense out of it with his writing Strongly recommend.

    22. I wanted to love this, but it was just good Not amazing, but definitely not bad, either I enjoyed the music related essays much than the sports related ones, for sure Especially the KISS essay Thirty pages about KISS Sounds good to me

    23. it s an uneven collection but it could have been 80% blank pages plus A Night With the World s Most Hated Bands and the KISS essay and it would still be a 4 tbh

    24. Not his strongest collection of essays, those perhaps hampered by the fact that since they are recent, I was already familiar with almost all of them.

    25. Chuck Klosterman is so good I have now read about Taylor Swift, Gnarls Barkley, and Tim Tebow than I ever have or will again in my life.

    26. Kind of hard for me to rate consisting my love of Klosterman s writing and my familiarity of most of the essays in this collection Ultimately, this would be a good starting point for anyone unfamiliar as it covers a wide range of subjects For fans such as myself, this is a solid anthology that s very well curated and offers additional insight via personal notes Klosterman is still one of the masters at finding meaning in otherwise inherently inconsequential pop culture subjects.

    27. Two Buck ChuckAlmost every review I ve seen for this book was written by a Klosterman fan who had already read many, most, or all of the included pieces Writers should have fans, and Klosterman s fans seem to be decent sorts.But what about us, the casual readers I read this because I ve read a few Klosterman pieces and thought he had just the sort of skewed, thoughtful, idiosyncratic, and don t give a damn attitude that can make opinion pieces interesting Well, this book confirms that he is all [...]

    28. Creatively its better to have one person love you than to have ten people like you I am one that absolutely love Chuck Klosterman He has the uncanny ability to write about things that I don t care about interesting Sometime I feel like he taps into my brain and writes down what I am unable to articulate I thoroughly enjoyed every essay written in X I particularly enjoyed how this book acted as a time capsule, some of his predictions were correct, some were totally wrong, all were interesting I c [...]

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