On this episode of The Writer and the Critic your hosts, Kirstyn McDermott and Ian Mond, spend a few minutes talking about the New York Times Bestseller lists before jumping straight into the discussion of two novels which have been on the lists in some form for, oh, about a squillion weeks: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr [11:45] and The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins [46:45].
Here are the links for various items mentioned during this episode:
- On Blindness and the Portrayal of Marie-Laure in All the Light We Cannot See by Sheri Wells-Jensen (The Toast)
- “There Was Darkness” by Martin Livings from Living With the Dead
- NYT Book Review podcast featuring Megan Abbott
If you’ve skipped ahead to avoid spoilers, please come back at 1:32:00 for final remarks, including which books will be discussed next episode.
Next month is the inaugural Patron’s Choice episode, wherein Kirstyn and Ian read two books nominated and voted on by some of their lovely supporters on Patreon. Ian won’t let Kirstyn put the titles in the shownotes, because he wants them to be a surprise for listener’s of this month’s episode. Seriously, blame Ian. Then go to 1:32:00 to find out what they’ll be discussing.
Read ahead and join in the spoilerific fun!