April 15, 2021

146- Writing Tech

Nico asks the pals if they've ever wasted money on niche writing gadgets.

The pals discuss the worst books they ever read. Most they read while drunk.

Canon is Cannon. The pals discuss George Orwell's 1984 and whether it's as important as everyone who hasn't read it says it is.

Let's talk about the books: Revolver, by Evan Schwartz; Bat Boy Lives, by Weekly World News; You're Ruining the Dystopia for Everyone, by Frank Conniff; The Cement Garden, by Ian McEwan; The Force, by Don Winslow; Sorcery of Thorns, by Margaret Rogerson; Throne of Glass, by Sarah Mass; Shadow and Bone, by Leigh Barduga; The Awkward Black Man, by Walter Mosley; 33 1/3: Golden Hits of the Shangri-Las, by Ada Wolin; Rorschach, by Tom King; The Immortal Hulk, by Al Ewing.

The pals discuss the latests brouhaha in the alt-right echo chamber concerning Dr. Seuss books and generally what it takes to be a decent person.

The pals are joined by special guest Kathleen to discuss the experience of reading authors over the course of their careers.

March 4, 2021

140- Author Biographies

Books written about authors by (lesser?) authors. Do we read them?

February 25, 2021

139- Audiobooks

The pals discuss the experience of engaging with books using their ears rather than their eyes.

The pals read (listened to anyway) a grimdark fantasy book at Nico's behest: The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie. They liked it more than Early Work.

February 11, 2021

137- Books and Memory

The pals talk about what sticks most with memorable books, and how long the effects of books last for them.

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