Raised in Captivity: Fictional Nonfiction

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 Wrong? A 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 polic Microdoses of the straight dope, stories so true they had to be wrapped in fiction for our own protection, from the b...

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Title:Raised in Captivity: Fictional Nonfiction
Author:Chuck Klosterman
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:0735217920
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

Raised in Captivity: Fictional Nonfiction Reviews

  • Christen
    Aug 01, 2019
    This is my first experience with this author. He has interesting ideas. But too many of these stories are: here's an interesting idea; let me explain it a..; the end. I realize these are "short stories," but even a short story should have a beginning, a middle, and an end. Most of thes...
  • Patrick
    Jul 31, 2019
    I took notes on my thoughts on every story in here (below for reference). My overall feeling is that it was enjoyable, but a little tedious. Every "story" (if they can be called that) is essentially Klosterman creating the perfect scenario in which to play out one of his 'Hyperthetical...
  • Lorri Steinbacher
    Jan 24, 2019
    If you like stories that are quirky 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, ...
  • Stella
    Jul 15, 2019
    Well....add another Klosterman book on my "oh god, he is the best' shelf. Right next to all his other books. It's weird. It's funny (I legitimately LOL'd a few times.) It's smart. It's pure Chuck Klosterman. Thanks to NetGalley, the publisher and Chuck Klosterman for the opp...
  • Peter Derk
    Aug 08, 2019
    One of my favorite things about Chuck Klosterman is that when he has a new book come out, he usually appears on a handful of podcasts. Here's a quick back and forth, paraphrased, from one of those interviews: Chuck: I was trying to write a set of stories that were exactly 1000 w...
  • Jillian Doherty
    Dec 04, 2018
    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 equally content as well, which...
  • Martin
    Jan 19, 2019
    Thank you Penguin Random House for the ARC; Engaging and enjoyable short stories including some that are dystopian in nature and some that are theater of the absurd. ...
  • Benoit Lelièvre
    Jul 23, 2019
    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 boy. The short stories of Raised in Captivity are a lot more dense and will make you work h...
  • Brittany Larson
    Jul 18, 2019
    Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley, I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I've been a Chuck Klosterman fan for many years now, and I love seeing how his writing style has developed and changed over time. This is pretty different from some of ...
  • Sam Quixote
    Jul 17, 2019
    Chuck Klosterman is back and he?s more Klosterman-y than ever in his first collection of short stories, Raised in Captivity! I?m a big fan of Chuck?s but this book was just... fine. There was one really good story called Of Course It Is about a man who?s self-aware enough to kn...
  • Sam
    Aug 08, 2019
    Raised in Captivity is Chuck Klosterman's first collection of short fiction after a long career of writing essays and long-form nonfiction and two published novels. The stories are high-concept, each built around a "what if" premise. In addition, they're all finished in around six to t...
  • Allen Adams
    Jul 16, 2019
    https://www.themaineedge.com/buzz/klo... Few writers today have been working the cultural criticism beat as long and as successfully as Chuck Klosterman. To many, his is THE voice when it comes to pop analysis and contextualization. But while his latest book might explore some of th...
  • John Lamb
    May 09, 2019
    Disclosure: I received an ARC from Penguin House. Each story in this collection is a brief exploration of something philosophical or thought-provoking. Some examples: A football coach who begins the season with lectures on Kierkegaard; a band is flummoxed when their innocuous power ...
  • Justin Brendel
    Jul 01, 2019
    3.5 rounded up to 4. Thank you Netgalley for the ARC! Chuck has the ability to weave little pieces of compelling writing that I have admired for a while now. I was hooked the first time I read "Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs." There are elements of modern politics and world topics, whi...
  • Mike
    Jul 22, 2019
    I've been hearing a lot about this book lately. Some have said it's a work of quirky genius while others describe it as something more akin to mental flatulence (brain farts). I stand firmly in the middle ground but tilt more towards the latter. There are 34 short stories in this co...
  • Peter Colclasure
    Aug 11, 2019
    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...
  • Julien L
    Jul 18, 2019
    I think what Klosterman's doing here is great, insomuch as I see these stories exploring big concepts and ideas while having a 'hook' or an 'in' to hang the story on. For example, the story about a woman hiring a hitman to kill her husband. That concept is inherently interesting, but i...
  • Eloise Robbertze
    Jul 26, 2019
    Raised in Captivity by Chuck Klosterman is an eclectic collection of weird and sometimes wonderful short stories. There?s no rhyme or reason to them. It?s like finding a box filled with pages and pages of scripts and trying to piece them together. I enjoyed a few of them, their ...
  • Jake
    Aug 10, 2019
    The first book of short stories from probably my favorite author. Many of them deal with his favorite subjects such as the objectivity of reality, the way media creates a reality which is more meaningful than what is real, the nature of strangers, and sports. My highlights included...
  • Angus McKeogh
    Jul 28, 2019
    Some of these were brilliant and some were just alright. Klosterman has such an unusual thought process therefore they were all engaging. All in all I?d say it was a really good read, but I prefer his writing in the longer form overall. ...
  • Edward Silverman
    Aug 08, 2019
    I really like it though I struggle to explain what this is. There are a lot of very short stories, sometimes just a few pages, all expressing a situation that no other human on the planet other than Klosterman could have produced. Some of these ideas could be a sci-fi novella or book i...
  • Ben Wyman
    Aug 05, 2019
    An excellent read but for Klosterheads only. ...
  • Chad Guarino
    Jul 26, 2019
    Raised in Captivity is a short story collection (30+ bite sized tales!) by Chuck Klosterman. Billed ludicrously as "fictional nonfiction", these are tales of random people in bizarre situations, from the hilarious (but ultimately dark) story of a football team that only runs one play t...
  • Chris
    Jun 28, 2019
    A very interesting collection of short stories. Each story rang a bell of recognition with me, with some being more gripping/satisfying than others. Some were dull, others had me cracking up, but all of them are weird. My initial curiosity with the term "fictional nonfiction" compelled...
  • Meike
    Jul 14, 2019
    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 enc...
  • RMazin
    Jul 25, 2019
    Reading this book is as if the author invited you to look over a series of literary snapshots he has stored in a box. Some are intriguing, some are darkly humorous, others are perplexing and some you have no idea why he saved them. Some of my favorites are: an unexpected encounter with...
  • Harry Jahnke
    Aug 07, 2019
    So I've been reading a lot of short stories lately. What I like about short story collections is the variety. If there's a story you hated, chances are the next one might be ok or even great. You get to meet a stunning cast of colorful characters in different scenarios with different w...
  • Lisa DeSousa
    Jul 25, 2019
    I don't generally enjoy short stories; I like the continuity of a novel, and the feeling of anticipation I get when I am able to rejoin the characters in an excellent book. I read this collection based on a review I read somewhere, although I cannot recall where, and I am so glad I did...
  • Desiree
    Jul 02, 2019
    This book is unlike any other book I?ve read, it?s truly remarkable. The author describes it as fictional nonfiction; it?s essentially a book of hilariously well-written, kind of weird short stories that are so smart they?ll make you feel stupid. I enjoyed reading this book. ...
  • Desiree
    Jul 03, 2019
    This book is unlike any other book I?ve read, it?s truly remarkable. The author describes it as fictional nonfiction; it?s essentially a book of hilariously well-written, kind of weird short stories that are so smart they?ll make you feel stupid. I enjoyed reading this book. ...