This month on The Writer and the Critic your hosts, Kirstyn McDermott and Ian Mond, throw out a handful of pocket reviews for books which they have recently read but which may not end up being given the full podcast treatment. No spoilers for these right now, though, just some recommendations for your reading pleasure:
- Dare Me by Megan Abbott
- Twelve Conversations and the Teashop by Zoran Zivkovic
- Black Helicopters by Caitlin R. Kiernan
- Doctor Sleep by Stephen King
- Saga Volume 2 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
- Love is the Law by Nick Mamatas
- The Secret Lives of Married Women by Elissa Wald
- Save Yourself by Kelly Braffet
Up on the slab for the usual lengthy dissection process are A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki, chosen by Ian and beginning around 14:32, and Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (49:30) which was Kirstyn’s vexatious pick.
The reviews and articles mentioned during the discussion can be found via the following links:
- A Tale for the Time Being reviewed by Dan Hartland
- A Tale for the Time Being reviewed by Adam Roberts
- Interview with Gillian Flynn
- Gone Girl reviewed by Mary Gaitskill
If you’ve skipped ahead to avoid spoilers, please come back at 1:25:50 for some feedback and final remarks.