BOOK REPORT: Sex, Drugs, And Cocoa Puffs
BOOK: Sex, Drugs, And Cocoa Puffs
AUTHOR: Chuck Klosterman
â€œSex, Drugs, And Cocoa Puffsâ€ is Klosterman’s personal analysis of all things pop culture. No topic is too mundane or obscure for his dissection. Kloserman explores Pamela Anderson and Billy Joel with the same level of earnestness usually reserved for presidential elections or terrorism. Despite finding his musing vaguely interesting and moderately amusing at times; my tolerance for his writing style and self-deprecating cockiness dwindled as the pages wore on.
I would certainly not label the problem with his book to be lack of talent; anyone with the ability to wax poetic in a detailed analytical discussion about â€œSaved By The Bellâ€ for an entire chapter certainly has innate writing ability and an imagination that would put most people to shame. Klosterman’s translation of the hidden meaning of each character into the hidden meaning behind each of our lives is thought provoking â€“ despite being little far fetched.
Chuck Klosterman has a loyal and massive following and those people will certainly not be disappointed with his latest work. For those with whom his style resonates, I would highly recommend â€œSex, Drugs, And Cocoa Puffs.â€ For others, I cannot give this book my full support.
Elizabeth Raymond is a Brooklyn-based freelance writer specializing in book reviews and content writing for media blogs. Her work can currently be seen on a number of online news forums, but most extensively at http://litchitchat.blogspot.com .