Rating: 3 Stars
I first heard of Klosterman a few weeks ago on Bill Simmons’s BS Report podcast. I enjoyed his analysis of Charlie Sheen, the Oscars, and rock music. This book seems to be his most popular, so I figured I’d start with this one. Overall, I thought he had some entertaining and thought-provoking discussions on subjects I wouldn’t expect to read much about (e.g. Saved By the Bell and The Trix Rabbit).
Reading through some of the negative reviews, it seems as though a lot of reviewers let their disagreements with Klosterman’s theories dictate their opinion of the book. I didn’t agree with everything he had to say, but that wasn’t really the point.