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. It’s next to impossible for some writers to escape how their initial success defines them, and Chuck Klosterman certainly became a successful. Klosterman’s (Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs) deadpan humor is on full display in this tour de force exploration of intimacy and voyeurism.

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I would recommend, and have recommended this book, to many, many people already. Whose husband has big thinkin’ to do and thus ignores her! Oh, one of my favorite aspects of Klosterman’s writing is how he effortlessly mixes in pop culture without coming off sardonic or awkward.

The Visible Man

Jun 13, Sara rated it cbuck was amazing. Most of this has to do with the fact that Klosterman’s writing strikes such a chord of perfection in my soul. But fundamentally, he seems as lost as the guy in the novel: Its revelations are the sort you make when you’re tipsy, mentally polish on the cab ride home, and wake up in the morning to discover they’re still pretty damn good.

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Both ideas a person who can render themselves invisible to the naked eye visibke a psychologist with a cracked-up patient have been done multiple times. Wells’ The Invisible Man not long ago and Msn can see a parallel between the two protagonists, both of whom klostrrman no uncertain circumstances would be described as being “warm and fuzzy”. Story highlights Klosterman says he was partially inspired by the classic “The Invisible Man” The main character in the book can render himself invisible The author says he wants his fiction to feel like journalism.


This is my first of his fiction, though, and I came to it wondering if he could pull it off. The book really has a nice rhythm. Sep 24, christa rated it liked it. This book is kan result of a really interesting premise without a decent structure to hang it on.

The short answer is yes. Ray, Special to CNN. If you think about reality, and you think about the problems of reality, there’s never going to be a point where there’s no more questions to ask. DelanyI caught how the strength of this book came in the narrative structure.

I am the original author of this essay, as well as the owner of CCLaP; klostermn is not being reprinted illegally. This is not that story. But, it is the journey that counts.

He gets all the best lines. My intention was to visib,e this person, so I allowed him to dictate the flow of conversation. Chuck Klosterman’s Visible Man sneaked up on me. Klosterman even acknowledges this pairing explicitly at least once: Read an excerpt of The Visible Man. Having written this book, which includes a lot of interview-based conversation, was your position on interviewing altered?

I think this is the kind of book that you can read and come away with something totally different than everyone else, and I can definitely see how you’d either love it or hate it. Like I said in our very first conversation: To me, that was totally a decision based around verisimilitude, I guess is the word? An interesting, quick read. Free eBook offer available to NEW subscribers only.

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I began to wonder if Klosterman began with these vignettes then later came up klosetrman the idea of an invisible observer. Nah, too direct and lacking that adversarial edge. This is such a bizarre sensation, Crosby. Klosterman’s suggestion — sit still mostlylook deeply, disrupt only when absolutely necessary — isn’t superheroic, but it’s relatable. He says he uses this ability to observe random individuals within their daily lives, usually when they are alone and vulnerable.

I understand that, and I think that’s why a lot of pretty smart writers, as they age, do tend to do less reporting. He spies on individuals klostermman chooses at random, following them into their homes, watching, observing, noting their everyday actions, taking narcotics in order to stay awake.

So the work isnt supposed to be complete.

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The Visible Man is certainly not genre sf, anyway. Perhaps he would seem more believable if we made him more predictable? The premise of the movie reminds me of this book, but the book itself isn’t scary.

The Visible Man is better than I expected and, even more importantly, better than I hoped, and it immediately marks Klosterman as not just a first-class essayist, but a first-class writer in any genre. As he slowly reveals himself, Vick becomes convinced that he suffers from a fhuck set of delusions: