Review from a Transgressive Fiction Fan
This is where it all comes together: Chuck’s madness over pop minutiae, his purposeful oversharing and the crossroads of the two. If you’re in, you’re all in on this one. And if you can’t stomach it, you should probably step away from the vehicle.
Chuck starts this book off by noting that some of the characters from his real life story have held onto their actual names and some have been given an alias. At some point, I came up with the crazy idea that I might actually know who one of the pseudonyms were IRL and confronted her with her code name. She admitted that it was in fact her. In that moment, just after I had completed all six of his existing books over a six month period, I felt like I must be the biggest Chuck Klosterman fan there was right then.
“Insightful” Review from a Mainstream Reader
Once again, Chuck Klosterman reveals himself to be a boring, self-centered paragon of bad taste with horrible ideas about the relations between the sexes. Why do I keep reading him?