Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Reading Envy 044: Of Survival and Memory

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Book selections:

Touching the Void: The True Story of One Man's Miraculous Survival by Joe Simpson
This Earth of Mankind (Buru Quartet #1) by Pramoedya Ananta Toer
Left for Dead: The Untold Story of the Tragic 1979 Fastnet Race by Nick Ward and Sinead O'Brien, read by Simon Vance
The Liars' Club: A Memoir by Mary Karr
The Secret History of Star Wars by Michael Kaminski
The Chimes by Anna Smaill

More mentions:
Touching the void (documentary)
Everest (film)
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer
Into Thin Air (film)
BBC film reviews podcast 
Hello Internet podcast
Traveler's Century Club list of nations
The Art of Memoir by Mary Karr
Star Wars Episode 7 (film)
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
Serpent in Paradise by Dea Birkett
We Dream of Water by Srdjan Smajić
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North
Luke's review of the North

And check Luke out juggling in all the places!

Related Episodes:
Episode 017 - Homeric Radiation at Lake Inverness with guest Luke Burrage
Episode 032 - Her Smoke Rose Up Forever with Luke Burrage, crosspost with SFBRP podcast

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Luke's podcast/blog, Science Fiction Book Review Podcast
Luke in GoodReads
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Jenny in GoodReads


  1. First time listener to your podcast today! It was refreshing to listen to reviews AND the discussion of the topics that the books are centered. I really enjoyed today's show and will venture into the backlog for more.

    1. I'm so glad you found your way to the podcast. Thanks for the kind words! The next one will post on Tuesday.

  2. I too am a first time listener after following you on Good Reads for a while. I enjoyed the discussion on "Touching the Void" which was one of those books I decided to try on a whim and surprised myself by finding I liked climbing narratives. On this topic I was lucky enough to see a film called "Sherpa" at the NZIFF and it is a stunning visual homage to Everest as well as telling a fantastic story about the culture of Sherpa's. Perfect viewing accompaniment to books on Everest ...Anyway thanks for the Podcast I have a few to catch up on ...

    1. Welcome Trudie! The next episode posts Tuesday, just FYI. The film about Sherpa culture sounds really good!


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