On episode 31 of the Bookrageous podcast, we do our first book discussion since Mockingjay, which would probably be Book Club Episode 0. Jenn, Rebecca and I take on Colson Whitehead’s “literary zombie novel” Zone One. Not only that, but we managed to rope Whitehead in for a short discussion about the book and the popular reaction to it. And, as always, we hit on what we’ve been reading.
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Show notes (including all books discussed) and an embedded player are below.
Bookrageous Episode 31; Zone One Book Club
Intro Music; Re: Your Brains - Jonathan Coulton
What We’re Reading
[4:33] One Soul, Ray Fawkes
[9:46] The Lola Quartet, Emily St. John Mandel, May 2012
[10:36] Otherwise Known as the Human Condition, Geoff Dyer
[12:05] The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, Michael Chabon
[15:10] Birds of a Lesser Paradise, Megan Mayhew Bergman, March 2012
[17:43] Sylvester, Georgette Heyer
[19:41] Cinder, Marissa Meyer (out now!)
Intermission; My Girlfriend’s Dead - The Vandals
Zone One: The Discussion
[22:24] Jon from Pages & Pages weighs in on his first zombie novel experience.
[23:43] How many thumbs was that again?
[25:00] Who is this Colson Whitehead anyway?
[27:50] We are the monsters!!! (mandatory Walking Dead reference)
[31:15] The Passage, Justin Cronin
[33:50] We decide that “mid-apocalyptic” is a thing.
[35:10] World War Z, Max Brooks
[46:29] Margaret Atwood
[47:30] We speculate about critical reviews vs. ratings.
[49:00] A Modest Proposal
[51:30] The Leftovers, Tom Perrotta
Intermission 2; Zombie - The Cranberries
Zone One with Colson Whitehead (Spoiler Alert!)
[53:00] The author himself answers our questions!
Outro; Re: Your Brains, Jonathan Coulton
Bookrageous Book Club Pick: Swamplandia!, Karen Russell
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