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:Raised in Captivity: Fictional Nonfiction
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Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

Raised in Captivity: Fictional Nonfiction Reviews

  • 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...
  • Annie McCormick
    Sep 13, 2019
    Favorite short story from this book: Pain is a concept by which we measure our God. I enjoyed this from start to finish and loved that it was all short stories with different voices and points of view. If you enjoy Chuck Klosterman books, I would highly recommend this. ...
  • Kent Winward
    Aug 11, 2019
    The world needed these Klosterman injections right now for a fresh breath of sanity. ...
  • Davida
    Sep 28, 2019
    He?s done it again. Klosterman is a modern-day philosopher. He gets me. Very enjoyable to read. The short story format was awesome. Bravo! p. 4 "His father once told him that the key to life was an ability to ignore other people's imaginary problems." p. 26 "Maybe they'll en...
  • Ken
    Aug 10, 2019
    After much thought, I feel comfortable in declaring that Klosterman is the author I most enjoy reading. He?s not my favorite writer, nor is he the best I routinely read. This will probably change, but it will also change back the next time Chuck releases a book. I own all of hi...
  • Ryan
    Aug 21, 2019
    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 anymore? So I came up with some pretentious theories about why people still write short fictio...
  • 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...
  • Bakertyl
    Aug 12, 2019
    The only thing I didn't LOVE about this book was the stories I enjoyed the most were at the beginning. Overall, a great book. I've loved Klosterman for years, but didn't like his fiction novel. I liked his non-fiction work and overall writing style, so went into this book with a lit...
  • 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 ...
  • Cam Rhys
    Aug 25, 2019
    In "Slow Pop," one of the "stories" in Klosterman's new collection entitled Raised in Captivity, an unnamed narrator tells us: I want to tell you about this guy. I don't know why, but I do. And let me be clear: This is not a story about a guy. This is not a story at all. It's just i...
  • 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...
  • Josh Peterson
    Aug 03, 2019
    I enjoyed quite a few chapters but I?d be lying if I didn?t say that this felt disjointed. Want to say I missed it being a ?traditional Klosterman book? but does such a thing really exist? Not quite. Happy as always to read his work though. 6.5/10 ...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • Chris
    Sep 10, 2019
    Weird in a way that I sometimes found annoying. The last few stories I felt were particularly hard to read. I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone but my book club. ...
  • 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. ...
  • Ben Wyman
    Aug 05, 2019
    An excellent read but for Klosterheads only. ...
  • Jim Beatty
    Sep 26, 2019
    I was just telling your brother that his sonic aesthetics latenly promote inclusion, and recognize intersectionality, and that he decterously seized through the institutionalised facade that dictates musicians must play their own instruments and write their own material in order to gal...
  • Will Ashton
    Sep 17, 2019
    Typically, whenever I decide to read Chuck Klosterman's non-essay related work, I know that I shouldn't expect the same high tier that I've gotten from such wonderful, formative books like Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs and Fargo Rock City, both of which have played a tremendous hand in s...
  • 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...