‘I Wear the Black Hat’ is thought-provoking and clever

I Wear the Black Hat.

Written By: Stephanie Rose Csaszar

I have been reading a lot of books this past year. Not as many as I would like but I am proud to say I’ve read more than last year. From time to time I will be sharing book reviews and news in the literary world with all of you and I hope you enjoy.

I recently finished I Wear the Black Hat: Grappling with Villains (Real and Imagined), a collection of essays centering on villains in our society, by Chuck Klosterman. Whether these villains are truly villains is what Klosterman focuses on and providing tidbits of his own life and how these figures impacted his own life.

It’s comical, thought-provoking, and makes the reader think about their own moral compass. Klosterman talks about two very key elements that make up what a villain truly is. From O.J. Simpson to Batman. He also does a wonderful job at tying in the opinions of other pivotal figures in pop culture. Klosterman closes out the book looking at himself and ends up providing the crafty ending to I Wear the Black Hat.

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