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Entries Tagged as 'Novella'

Episode 36 - I Don’t Even Have A Nutcracker

December 2nd, 2019 ·

It's December. We've already put on our sweaters and chugged frankly criminal amounts of eggnog. Now it's time to talk about The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum.

Tags: · Novella · Fantasy

Episode 34 - Is This About Grape Jelly?

November 4th, 2019 ·

Stay out of the Splash Zone because we got a real Wet Book on our hands! We're talking about Neil Gaiman's 2013 novel The Ocean at the End of the Lane. We also touch on the His Dark Materials trilogy and Italo Calvino's Invisible Cities.

Tags: Neil Gaiman · Sci-fi · Novella · Fantasy

Episode 32 - Pumpkin Spice Laundry Soap

October 7th, 2019 ·

We're kicking off the official month of pumpkins, candy corn, and murderous monsters by talking about Norman Partridge's Dark Harvest. 

Tags: · Novella · Horror · Norman Partridge

Episode 30 - The Monster is Poetry

September 9th, 2019 ·

We're taking to the sea and talking about Billy Budd, Sailor by Herman Melville. It's a surprisingly complex little story full of hot sailors and powerful punches. We also take a look at the 2019 Hugo Award Winners.

Tags: Novella

Episode 28 - Jabbered At By Weirdos

August 12th, 2019 ·

For this episode we read The Litany of Earth by Ruthanna Emrys. It's a sequel of sorts to The Shadow Over Innsmouth and thus we must also tangle with the thorny legacy of HP Lovecraft.

Tags: · Novella · Fantasy · Horror · Ruthanna Emrys

Episode 26 - The Ghost Is His Appendix

July 15th, 2019 ·

Lie down on the couch and rest your vermiform appendix because it's time to talk about The death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy.

Tags: Novella · Leo Tolstoy

Episode 24 - Gritty Ewoks

June 17th, 2019 ·

This jam-packed episode includes a lengthy discussion of The World for World is Forest by Ursula K. Le Guin and a post-mortem on Andrea's Hugo Award winner reading project as well as many of those delightful tangents that podcast listeners crave. 

Tags: · Sci-fi · Novella · Ursula K. Le Guin

Episode 22 - Shut Up Saul

May 20th, 2019 ·

For this episode, we read What Kind of Day Did You Have? by Saul Bellow. We wrestle with the grumpy, male intellectual and defend the honor of M*A*S*H (the movie not the show). If you can get through all that then your reward is a pleaseant chat about A People's Future of the United States.

Tags: · Novella · Saul Bellow

Episode 18 - Inhabiting The Bones of The Aristocracy

March 26th, 2019 ·

We're discussing Thee Blind Mice by Agatha Christie, a story about nursery rhymes, bad cops, and busybodies.

Tags: Novella · Agatha Christie

Episode 16 - Read It Like Freud You Coward

February 25th, 2019 ·

Join us as we try and figure out if Thomas Pynchon thinks he's funny as we tackle his 1966 postmodern mystery, The Crying of Lot 49.

Tags: Novella · Thomas Pynchon

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