Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Reading Envy 030: Bring Back the Guillotine!

Jenny sits down with Bryan Alexander (from Reading Envy Episodes 002, 011, and 019) and Steen Hansen at the Reading Envy Pub to discuss books.  It should be said that until we sat down, we had not known the books would fit so well together. Just a normal day of reading serendipity!

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Featured books:

The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan
The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories by Marina Keegan
The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber
Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis by Robert Putnam
On Such a Full Sea by Chang-rae Lee
Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty

Other mentions of books, authors, movies, and blog posts:

One of Ours by Willa Cather
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo
The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers
The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
Our Man in Havana by Graham Greene
The Quiet American by Graham Greene
A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal by Ben Macintyre
Declare by Tim Powers
The Honourable Schoolboy by John le Carré
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John le Carré
The Man Who Was Thursday by G.K. Chesterton
The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad
The 39 Steps - movie
The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin
Under the Skin by Michel Faber
Larry Niven
The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell
Embassytown by China Miéville
Jack Vance
Ursula K. Le Guin
Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community by Robert D. Putnam
Bryan Alexander's blog discussion of Our Kids by Robert Putnam
Norton Critical Editions
The Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Apocalypse Now - movie
Bernie Sanders
The Wire - tv series
Kim Stanley Robinson article about the Booker Awards - through New Scientist magazine (requires subscription)
Robert Graves
Margaret Atwood
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver - interview with Edward Snowden

Stalk us online:

Jenny at GoodReads
Jenny on Twitter
Bryan at his blog
Bryan at GoodReads
Bryan on Twitter
Steen will remain mysterious.

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