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    Chuck Klosterman is back and he’s Klosterman y than ever in his first collection of short stories Raised in Captivity Iâ

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    25 starsWeird Some good weird some just weird weird My biggest issue was most of them just felt underdeveloped I imagine he had a bunch of shower thoughts and went Those would make great stories Maybe he drafted a few of them then 'polished' them off later Then that was it I wanted them to go further to say something—instead the stories felt like someone telling you a facsimile of their iPhone notes in 'fictional' f

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    In his first collection of short stories Klosterman takes the genre by its word and offers us 34 really short texts most of them build around one single idea or event that he explores with a narrative twist Due to this concept there is not much development and we also don't encounter elaborate poetic concepts but the reader can always find something original and clever in those vignettes A panther in an airplane bathr

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    If you've ever wondered what Chuck Klosterman thinks about social media gender politics or or any other hot button topic he's been cleverly a

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    I love Chuck Klosterman His essays about music and pop culture primarily but I also enjoyed his first two novels This is his first book that I didn't care for It's advertised as fictional nonfiction which means it's a collection of short stories that explore different ideas about reality The problem is that they don't uite work as

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    I began Raised in Captivity wondering why Chuck Klosterman wrote a short story collection and found myself wondering why short fiction exists at all After all who really reads short stories any So I came up with some pretentious theories about why people still write short fiction putting aside the obvious answer that sometimes people just want to write short storiesHere they are First writers use short stories as training to be

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    After much thought I feel comfortable in declaring that Klosterman is the author I most enjoy reading He’s not my favorite

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    One of my favorite things about Chuck Klosterman is that when he has a new book come out he usually appears on a

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    Brilliantly effortless; if you love Chuck Klosterman and you should you'll love this too Fresh smart and subjective as the author himself I could easily imagine each story continuing growing and developing as he naturally does but I was euall

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    If you like stories that are uirky and odd but strangely relatable nonetheless you will find everything you’re looking for If you’re a Klosterman fan this is peak Klosterman you will find everything you’re looking for The stories make you laugh out loud and also think but without all that postmodernism or some other MFA nonsense that you often have to wade through in a lot of short story collectionsFull disclosure I skipped the spo

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Raised in Captivity Fictional Nonfiction

Microdoses of the straight dope stories so true they had to be wrapped in fiction for our own protection from the best selling author of But What if We're WrongA man flying first class discovers a puma in the lavatory A new coach of a small town Oklahoma high school football team installs an offense comprised of only one very special play A man explains to the police why he told the employee of his local bodega that his colleague looked like the lead singer of Depeche Mode a statement that may or may not have led in some way to a violent crime A college professor discusses with his friend his difficulties with the new generation of students An obscure power In his first collection of short stories Klosterman takes the genre by its word and offers us 34 really short texts most of them build around one single idea or event that he explores with a narrative twist Due to this concept there is not much development and we also don t encounter elaborate poetic concepts but the reader can always find something original and clever in those vignettes A panther in an airplane bathroom a medical procedure that transfers the pain of giving birth to the father a secret government facility in which people and machines are flipping coins all day Klosterman has come up with some really weird scenarios and I am always here for writers with strange ideas Frankly I did expect to love Klosterman because I guess I am the target demographic here This is a Minnesota born pop culture savvy writer of German descent who made a documentary about James Murphy entitled Shut Up and Play the Hits now that should by my kind of author But while I liked reading this collection it didn t really grab me and left me a little detached and cold I m surprised that Klosterman generally evokes such strong emotions among reviewers I found his writing to be aggressively meeeeeh Raised in Captivity certainly is a smart and playful read but the stories lack urgency and poetic depth then again I am pretty sure Klosterman is not here to throw a po mo extravaganza and that he wants his texts to be cool and catchy like a pop tune which is exactly what these stories are Daisy Malone and the Blue Glowing Stone protection from the best selling author of But What if We're WrongA man flying first class discovers a Pretend God Is Deaf puma in the lavatory A new coach of a small town Oklahoma high school football team installs an offense comprised of only one very special Cased Images & Tintypes KwikGuide play A man explains to the Las Puertas Del Amor police why he told the employee of his local bodega that his colleague looked like the lead singer of Depeche Mode a statement that may or may not have led in some way to a violent crime A college Discoveries professor discusses with his friend his difficulties with the new generation of students An obscure A Fire Within: Sekret Machines Series, Book 2 power In his first collection of short stories Klosterman takes the genre by its word and offers us 34 really short texts most of them build around one single idea or event that he explores with a narrative twist Due to this concept there is not much development and we also don t encounter elaborate Idenics poetic concepts but the reader can always find something original and clever in those vignettes A Night Owl Loonette panther in an airplane bathroom a medical Deadshifted (Edie Spence, procedure that transfers the El agujero del infierno pain of giving birth to the father a secret government facility in which The Essential Jim Brickman, Vol. 4 (Piano/Vocal/Chords) people and machines are flipping coins all day Klosterman has come up with some really weird scenarios and I am always here for writers with strange ideas Frankly I did expect to love Klosterman because I guess I am the target demographic here This is a Minnesota born Teddy pop culture savvy writer of German descent who made a documentary about James Murphy entitled Shut Up and Play the Hits now that should by my kind of author But while I liked reading this collection it didn t really grab me and left me a little detached and cold I m surprised that Klosterman generally evokes such strong emotions among reviewers I found his writing to be aggressively meeeeeh Raised in Captivity certainly is a smart and Calling Me Home playful read but the stories lack urgency and The Taint of Lovecraft poetic depth then again I am Mr. Francis Wife pretty sure Klosterman is not here to throw a The Shadow People po mo extravaganza and that he wants his texts to be cool and catchy like a The Aliens Mate (Warriors of Luxiria, pop tune which is exactly what these stories are

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Pop band wrestles with its new found fame when its song Blizzard of Summer becomes an anthem for white supremacists A couple considers getting a medical procedure that will transfer the pain of childbirth from the woman to her husband A woman interviews a hit man about killing her husband but is shocked by the method he proposes A man is recruited to join a secret government research team investigating why coin flips are no longer exactly 5050 A man sees a whale struck by lightning and knows that everything about his life has to change A lawyer grapples with the unintended side effects of a veterinarian's rabies vaccinationFair warning Raised in Captivity do If you ve ever wondered what Chuck Klosterman thinks about social media gender politics or or any other hot button topic he s been cleverly avoiding for all these years it s all in this bad boyThe short stories of Raised in Captivity are a lot dense and will make you work harder than Klosterman s essays It s perhaps the closest he s ever been to David Foster Wallace But nonetheless his mind is a democratic place than Wallace s and even if he employs didactic allegories which I usually hate the purpose of every story eventually reveals itself without having you clawing your head open for answers Raised in Captivity is like a coded discussion between initiates Don t expect Klosterman to take position on any of your favorite battle axe issues without any of his trademark nuance and detachment But this book answers uestions fans like me have been asking themselves for years now It s an incredible act of generosity

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Es not slot into a smooth preexisting groove If Saul Steinberg and Italo Calvino had adopted a child from a Romanian orphanage and raised him on Gary Larsen and Thomas Bernhard he would still be nothing like Chuck Klosterman They might be good company though Funny wise and weird in eual measure Raised in Captivity bids fair to be one of the most original and exciting story collections in recent memory a fever graph of our deepest unvoiced hopes fears and preoccupations Ceaselessly inventive hostile to corniness in all its forms and mean only to the things that really deserve it it marks a cosmic leap forward for one of our most consistently interesting write Brilliantly effortless if you love Chuck Klosterman and you should you ll love this too Fresh smart and subjective as the author himself I could easily imagine each story continuing growing and developing as he naturally does but I was eually content as well which felt even better when reflecting on each story These rich thoughtful and immersive pieces are for fans of his early work as well as new fans of intelligently witty writing Galley borrowed from the publisher

  • Hardcover
  • 320
  • Raised in Captivity Fictional Nonfiction
  • Chuck Klosterman
  • en
  • 14 August 2018
  • 9780735217928

About the Author: Chuck Klosterman

Charles John Chuck Klosterman is an American pop culture journalist critic humorist and essayist He was raised on a farm near Wyndmere North Dakota and graduated from the University of North Dakota in 1994 After college he was a journalist in Fargo North Dakota and later an arts critic for the Akron Beacon Journal in Akron Ohio before moving to New York City in 2002