Chuck Klosterman Iv: a Decade of Curious People and Dangerous Ideas Paperback
Chuck Klosterman has become the pop culture commentator of his time.
Now, our favourite popular phenomenon offers new introductions, outros, segues, and footnotes around a collection sure to enlarge his following.
Chuck Klosterman IV is divided into three parts: Part I: Things That Are True showcases Chuck's best profiles and trend stories from the past decade.
Billy Joel, Metallica, Val Kilmer, U2, Radiohead, Wilco, The White Stripes, Steve Nash, 50 cent - they're all here, complete with behind-the-scenes details and ingenious analysis.
Part II: Things That Might Be True assembles the best of opinion pieces that brim with a characteristic candor - always interesting, often infuriating, occasionally insane.
Now fortified with twenty new hypothetical questions.
Part III: Things That Are Not True At All offers an unpublished short story.
While semi-autobiographical, it features a woman who falls out of the sky and lands on a man's car.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 384 pages
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 01/03/2007
- Category: Literary essays
- ISBN: 9780571233991
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Review by pinprick
Once I started reading this I realized I had read some of the articles previously, the first time they were published in magazines. That doesn't mean I didn't enjoy them just as much the second time around. Klosterman is a writer of quick wit, more than a few pop culture references, and a charming tone of slight self-deprecation. More than a few times I laughed out loud while reading this book, and even when the topics concerned things I have zero interest in (such as, sports), the writing was engaging enough to keep me reading, as well as laughing.