In this episode of Bookclub, we enter the Zone left behind by the Strugatsky Brothers in Roadside Picnic. We also listen to some good ol’ country music courtesy of Buddy Brown, the sure-fire headliner of the 2020 presidential inauguration concert.
Next book: The Moviegoer by Walker Percy
Mount up on your horsey and join us as we hunt some comedy down in Mexico with Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian. We also say a fond farewell to r/greatawakening.
Next book: Roadside Picnic by the Strugatsky Brothers
Grab your shield and spear, make the appropriate sacrifices to the gods on Mount Olympus, and join us as we discuss The War Nerd Iliad by John Dolan.
Next book: Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
In this episode of Bookclub, we take a look at Slapstick by Kurt Vonnegut. Hi ho.
Next book: The War Nerd Iliad by John Dolan
In this episode of Bookclub, we bear witness as the original T-Paine eviscerates Christianity with logic, facts, and reason in his work The Age of Reason.
Next book: Slapstick, or Lonesome No More! by Kurt Vonnegut
Heard joke once: Man goes to doctor. Says he’s depressed. Says life seems harsh and cruel. Says he feels all alone in a threatening world where what lies ahead is vague and uncertain. Doctor says, “Treatment is simple. Great podcast Bookclub releases today. Go and download it. That should pick you up.” Man bursts into tears. Says, “But doctor…I am Bookclub.”
Next book: The Age of Reason by Thomas Paine
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You know what’s cool? Making the International Sign Language gesture for the letter J. This “hand j” can be used to show people that you know what’s up. This gesture will be sweeping the nation before you know it. The hippies had the peace sign; millenials will be giving each other hand j’s until they die of laziness. Anyway, we talk about Michael Ende’s The Neverending Story in this episode. You should join us! We’ll give you a hand j if you do.
Next book: Emily Post’s Etiquette, 18th Edition by Peggy Post, Anna Post, Lizzie Post, and Daniel Post Senning
In this episode, we discuss The Left Hand of Darkness by the late great Ursula K. Le Guin. This masterpiece guides our conversation through topics such as patriotism, gender, and relativity.
Next book: The Neverending Story by Michael Ende