A monthly book club podcast conducted by two amateur book lovers. Each month Chris and Sarah discuss a piece of literature they've loved or have been wanting to read, and let the listeners weigh in as well. For December, we're reading The Sellout by Paul Beatty. Join us!
November 27, 2016 Chris Kraus' I Love Dick is an experimental novel that blurs the line between fiction and memoir. In the years since its release, it has experienced a resurgence of popularity culminating in a recent Amazon TV adaptation. Join Sarah and Chris as they discuss whether they...loved it.
I Love Dick by Chris Kraus
October 1, 2016 What DO we talk about when we talk about love? Whatever it is, from Raymond Carver's point of view, it's not very rosy. Join Sarah and Chris as they discuss this classic collection of particularly short stories. Sorry for the delay!
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love
August 17, 2016 The Idle Book Club tackles Sarah's favorite author, the prolific and award-winning short story writer Alice Munro. It's no surprise that Sarah loved this collection, Runaway, but does Chris? You'll have to listen to find out. (Spoilers: yes.)
July 13, 2016 This month, Sarah and Chris discuss Viet Thanh Nguyen's ambitious and bleakly comic debut novel, The Sympathizer. The story of a Vietnamese communist sympathizer among his fellow refugees in the United States, the book is a scorching examination of inside and outside perspectives on the Vietnam War and its reverberations. Next month: Runaway by Alice Munro!
Discussed: The Sympathizer, Tears of My Soul
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