Thursday, June 8, 2017
First Line Friday: Chuck Klosterman Edition
Happy First Line Friday!
This week my line is from one of my most favorite authors who is not a historian. Shocker, right?? This author very much writes of the here and now...or sports/music/pop culture-related events within the last couple decades or so. Give or take. Really depends on the essay.
Chuck Klosterman is MY. FAVE. I absolutely love his humor and writing style; if you have not read anything by him, I definitely recommend starting now. He has written for SPIN, The A.V. Club, WaPo, GQ, and Grantland, among many others.
My line this week comes from:
"What is the most villainous move on the market?"
If you are new to Chuck Klosterman, please allow me to make a few recommendations.
is by far my most favorite. Start here if you have never read anything else by him. I just lied to you, however, because is actually tied for my most favorite. Both are excellent and I have read them multiple times. was Klosterman's first foray into fiction and I loved it. He has another fictional work, , which I did not like nearly as well. If memory serves (and really, it doesn't. I had a baby almost four years ago and my memory is still shit), I really did not like the main character. I mean, you weren't supposed to, but I REALLY did not like him. I will probably have to revisit this one and see if my memories are correct. is another one I do not feel as strongly about. I don't know why, and I probably need to reread it again, too. I really liked and . I am also currently reading and in addition to Black Hat.
So, there you go. Several recommendations in one post. Choose one and enjoy. You're welcome.
Let me know what you think of the line, and/or leave a line of your own. Then, visit my fellow First-Liners to see what they have this week.
Bree - Bibliophile Reviews
Rachel - Bookworm Mama
Heather - Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen
Beth - Faithfully Bookish
Katie - Fiction Aficionado
Lauraine - Lauraine's Notes
Andi - Radiant Light
Carrie - Reading is my SuperPower
Robin - Robin's Nest
Sydney - Singing Librarian
Kathleen - Kathleen Denly
Amanda - With a Joyful Noise
Jeanette - CJaneReads
Christina - Moments Dipped in Ink
Molly - Molly's Cafinated Reads
If you want to join in on First Line Friday, let Carrie know!