Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Reading Envy 022: Gods and Cannibals

Today we keep it all in the family, well kind of, and Scott's son joins us to talk about books we have been reading AND enjoying lately. It is funny how sometimes unintentional themes emerge, within our own reading and between reading friends.

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Books discussed:

Hyperion by Dan Simmons
The Cobra Event by Richard Preston
Euphoria by Lily King
Would You Baptize an Extraterrestrial? by Guy Consolmagno and Paul Mueller
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness by Edward Abbey

Other books or topics that came up:

The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
The Fall of Hyperion by Dan Simmons
The Orphan's Tales by Catherynne Valente
Bones (TV show)
The Hot Zone by Richard Preston
Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
The Stand by Stephen King
The Higgs boson
Insurgent by Veronica Roth
My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
The Monkey Wrench Gang by Edward Abbey
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig
Ishmael by Daniel Quinn

Also Lily King did not write The News from Paraguay. That was Lily Tuck. Jenny got a little too excited.

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1 comment:

  1. Cool to hear Scott's son, I got some nice recommendations this episode! I think Divergent sounds like something I should definitely try.

    Another book in the same vein as Would You Baptize an Extraterrestrial? is Seven Days That Divide the World: The Beginning According to Genesis and Science by John C. Lennox (5hrs 8 min on audio)

    And an eco-thriller I loved was Neal Stephenson's Zodiac (10hrs 19min on audio)

    I thought they were both excellent, and rather short. Thanks for the show!


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