The Visible Man by Chuck Klosterman – New York Times bestselling author of Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs and Downtown Owl, “the Ethicist” of the New York. Oct 4, Chuck Klosterman’s second novel, The Visible Man, is an example of elegant notebook-to-novel translating. Love him or hate him, Klosterman’s. Oct 27, The Visible Man. An exclusive first serial of Chuck Klosterman’s new novel The entrance swung open and a man stepped into the room.

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That their public self is merely an adaptation that shifts depending upon who they are with. Find out what’s happening in the world as it unfolds. So yes, after reading the abysmal Downtown Owl a mxn years ago, I infamously declared here that I would never read a Chuck Klosterman book again; and indeed, I would’ve never read this latest of his, The Visible Manif it had not randomly shown up on the “New Releases” shelf kllosterman my neighborhood library on an exact day when I was perusing it.

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There are way too many good shows on right now The book’s narrator is a female psychologist but, at best, the character sounds like Chuck Klosterman in drag. The idea of being “invisible” has obviously been around for quite some time in literature, but in this manifestation, all well, almost all predatory or sexual avenues are ignored and the situation is approached from a strictly voyeuristic and pseudo-scientific angle.

For a dozen years, Chuck Klosterman has been one of my distant teachers. He spies on individuals he chooses at random, following them into their homes, watching, observing, noting their everyday actions, taking narcotics in order to stay awake.


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klostterman I knew nothing about this book going into it, and I think that’s what made it so compelling and awesome. See full terms and conditions and this month’s choices. Or maybe that was a dream. There is a narrative story within the book, but that’s not important. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Like, if you spent too long with him or read his entire canon, you would be in danger of catching it.

I don’t think Visible Man suffers from lack of effort.

This book is the result of a really interesting premise without a decent structure to hang it on. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? I wouldn’t say don’t read it but I also wouldn’t say definitely read it. This book would have got perhaps a three or a four star rating if I had never before read Klosterman’s earlier work, it was knowing the extent of the writers ability and his potential that really let me down.

It felt a little like coffee house filler, a cluster of topics that are interesting to discuss but ultimately dont make for a very good composed narrative.

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I use that word rarely, but it fits in this case. Even as I write this, I’m trying to figure out exactly what it was about the book that is keeping me from throwing that last star up there. In particular I felt that the ending was rushed, it was one of those moments where I had been waiting patiently throughout the book to expect a gripping climax. Vicky is weak and professionally flawed and has serious issues.


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It was better than okay, but it felt like Klosterman wearing Jon Hassler face paint. Unsure of his motives or honesty, Vick becomes obsessed with her patient and the disclosure of his increasingly bizarre and disturbing tales.

Some of my favorite parts of Downtown Owl were the pop culture time capsule character nicknames, and their opinions on movies and music.

CelebritiesChuck KlostermanPeople. For me, the books that make you think the most about yourself, those around you, and our perception of the world are the hardest to review.

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As he slowly reveals himself, Vick becomes convinced that he suffers from a complex set of delusions: But now that I have, I’m sure glad I did, because the book is something I thought Klosterman incapable of; this is Klosterman quite convincingly reinventing himself, shedding his Postmodernist, Gen-X skin precisely by writing a book that stabs that skin to ths, sets the corpse on fire, then sh-ts all over the ashes.

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That was my mistake. Even though his writing style seems deliberately obtuse at times, it’s still fun to read, and his thoughts are still interesting to hear.