in which Laila and Lorrie wrap up their reading month September and chat about Janet Fitch, Haruki Murakami and Alice Sebold and the strange experience of reading disappointing books by authors you love.
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What about you? Have you read any of these, what did you think?
And what did you read last month?
The books mentioned and discussed in this episode were:
Paint it Black -Janet Fitch
White Oleander - Janet Fitch
Norwegian Wood - Haruki Murakami
Sputnik Sweetheart - Haruki Murakami
After Dark - Haruki Murakami
The Almost Moon - Alice Sebold
The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
Lucky - Alice Sebold
Wonder Boys - Michael Chabon
Amsterdam - Ian McEwan
Atonement - Ian McEwan
Enduring Love - Ian McEwan
A Child in Time - Ian McEwan
The Casual Vacancy - J.K. Rowling
Slam - Nick Hornby
Our intro music was taken from the Free Music Archive:
GeeNerve - Pink Fish Signs (Take Two).
in which Laila and Lorrie discuss their favourite books in the last year and then branch off into the difference between slice-of-life and high-concept books and the writing of both. (If the application doesn’t work for you, please click here for the audio-file!)
What were your favourite books in the last year?
What do you prefer – slice of life or concept? Let us know in the comments!