The Idle Book Club

A book discussed every month.

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 July, we're reading The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen, and for August, Runaway by Alice Munro. Join us!


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Episode 17:
The Sympathizer

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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