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Chuck Klosterman

Biography: Chuck Klosterman



Chuck Klosterman is a pop-culture journalist with a huge cult following and a quiet personal history. While his biography isn't overly long, the curious reader can certainly delve into Klosterman's psyche through the numerous and detailed interviews that have appeared with him in various publications.

Book review: <i>Downtown Owl</i> by Chuck Klosterman


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If this was a bar, it would be one you stopped in out of desperation in a town you've never been to and to which you'll never return, that just happens to have the best fucking jukebox you've ever seen, frighteningly cheap drinks, and provides a blurry night you'll be retelling for years.

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Book review: <i>Chuck Klosterman IV: A Decade of Curious People and Dangerous Ideas</i> by Chuck Klosterman



If this was a book cover, it would be its own - flashy, fun, inviting, two-dimensional and with a really wanky subtitle.

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Book review: <i>Sex And Drugs And Cocoa Puffs</i> by Chuck Klosterman



If this was the first meal of the day, if would be a bowl brimming with your favourite guilty breakfast cereal pleasure and ice cold milk (unless you prefer hot). And you’d be hungry. For a while, at least.

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Book review: <i>Killing Yourself To Live</i> by Chuck Klosterman



If this was a stage act, it would be an obviously talented juggler who does nine balls in time with music for twenty minutes, then cocks and elbows over the mic stand and spends two hours talking about why his wife left him in a self-deprecating manner.

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Book review: <i>Fargo Rock City</i> by Chuck Klosterman



If this was… I was going to give Klosterman the honour (sic) of comparing him to Motley Crue but I just can’t do it. It would belie the very valid points he makes about the nature of their appeal (Klosterman is NOT cool, and would never pretend to be – indeed his nebbish outsiderness is something he’s proud of). Got it – if this was thirty years old it would be the book Lester Bangs wrote about the music he loved and never got around to publishing because it was a bit too self-obsessed even for him.

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