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March 23, 2011  

What graphic novels should you read if you don't read graphic novels? iFanboy staff writer Paul Montgomery and indie bookseller Emily Pullen join Josh to give you some ideas.

Bookrageous Episode 15; Graphic Novels 101

Intro Music; Ain't No Easy Way - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

What We’re Reading

Josh

[1:20] Ladies and Gentlemen, Adam Ross

[2:27] In the Garden of Beasts, Erik Larson

Paul

[4:53] Beyond the Night, Joss Ware

[5:55] The Talented Miss Highsmith, Joan Schenkar

[6:40] The Bayou Trilogy, Daniel Woodrell

Emily

[8:14] Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, J.K. Rowling

[9:18] Wittgenstein's Mistress, David Markson

[10:22] Pafko at the Wall, Don DeLillo

[11:18] Zazen, Vanessa Veselka

[11:30] Red Lemonade

[12:18] The Canon, Natalie Angier

[13:30] Radioactive, Lauren Redniss

Paul

[14:22] The Name of the Wind, Patrick Rothfuss

Josh

[15:30] Reality is Broken, Jane McGonigal (on audiobook)

Paul

[17:25] The Tiger's Wife, Tea Obreht (on audiobook)

Break Music; In Ruins - Fol Chen

Graphic Novels 101

[19:15] To read or not to read?

[20:47] How Emily got into comics

[20:50] Peanuts, Charles Schulz

[21:13] Fun Home, Alison Bechdel

[22:43] How Paul got into comics

[24:21] Brian K. Vaughan, Hellboy, Spider-man

[24:37] iFanboy podcast

[25:31] How Josh got into comics

[26:00] Fun Home

[26:23] Black Hole, R. Crumb, Love and Rockets, Dark Knight Returns, Watchmen

[26:43] Civil War, Marvel Comics

[27:25] The Death of Captain America

[28:44] Scott McCloud: Understanding Comics, Reinventing Comics, Making Comics

[31:30] Manga

[32:46] Fun Home

[36:53] Dykes to Watch Out For

[39:05] If you like: David Sedaris, Augusten Burroughs; then you might like: Alison Bechdel

[39:40] If you like: detective stories, Dennis Lehane, The Wire; then you might like: Gotham Central

[41:15] Dark Knight Returns, Batman: Year One

[42:13] If you like: The Road; then you might like: Three Shadows, Cyril Pedrosa

[44:02] If you like: hockey, crying yourself to sleep; you might like: Essex County, Jeff Lemire

[46:33] If you like: first dates, missed connections; you might like I Saw You, edited by Julia Wertz

[49:18] If you like: paranormal romance, YA books; you might like: Anya's Ghost, Vera Brosgol

[51:17] If you like: magical realism, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Haruki Murakami; you might like: Daytripper, Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba

[55:44] de: Tales, Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba

[56:25] Pixu, Umbrella Academy

[56:50] If you like: heavy shit; you might like: Asterios Polyp, David Mazzucchelli

[1:06:22] If you like: Room, Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time; you might like: I Kill Giants, Joe Kelly

[1:07:15] Also, Mother, Come Home, Paul Hornschemeier

[1:08:24] If you like: Isaac Asimov, robots, space; you might like: Pluto, Naoki Urusawa

[1:09:03] If you don't like: words; you might like: The Arrival, Shaun Tan

Didn't hear anything that sounded good? Ask us and we will find something for you.

Find Us!

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Find Us Online: Josh, Emily, Paul

Outro Music; Ain't No Easy Way - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Note: All of our show book links now direct to WORD, an independent bookstore in Brooklyn. If you click through and buy the book, we will get a small affiliate payment. We won't be making any money off any book sales - any payments go into hosting fees for the Bookrageous podcast, or Bookrageous projects like our calendar. We promise.

March 9, 2011  

Bethanne Patrick, a.k.a. The Book Maven, joins us to try to figure out where they poop in The Hunger Games, what happens when Bella gets her period, and other taboo topics in fiction.

Bookrageous Episode 14; Taboos in Literature

Intro Music; Walk the Dinosaur - Was (Not Was)

What We’re Reading

Bethanne

[1:20] To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee

Rebecca

[4:50] War & Peace, Tolstoy

[5:27] Unfamiliar Fishes, Sarah Vowell

[6:25] Miss Entropia and the Adam Bomb, George Rabasa

Bethanne

[6:42] The Coffins of Little Hope, Timothy Schaffert

[7:10] So Much Pretty, Cara Hoffman

Jenn

[7:43] The Half-Made World, Felix Gilman

[9:48] Revolution, Deb Olin Unferth

[11:18] Vacation

Josh

[12:10] Axe Cop (online and in print!)

[14:38] Local, Brian Wood

[16:22] Tasting Beer, Randy Mosher

[17:14] This Life Is In Your Hands, Melissa Coleman

Break Music; Brick by Brick - The Arctic Monkeys

Taboos in Literature

[21:19] Where do they poop in The Hunger Games? No, really!

[22:50] Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer

[23:36] What happens when Bella Swan gets her period? No! Really!

[25:31] The Old Devils, Kingsley Amis

[26:23] The Postmistress, Sarah Blake

[27:28] Straight Man, Richard Russo

[29:59] The Last Werewolf, Glen Duncan

[31:49] Wetlands, Charlotte Roche

[33:05] Portnoy's Complaint, Philip Roth

[34:00] But what about YA?

[34:39] The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Sherman Alexie

[35:33] Forever, Judy Blume

[37:20] The House of Tomorrow, Peter Bognanni

[37:50] Super Sad True Love Story, Gary Shteyngart

[38:30] And then there's the drugs and alcohol...

[38:58] Please Ignore Vera Dietz, A.S. King

[40:07] Paradise, A.L. Kennedy

[41:31] Laurie Halse Anderson: Speak, Wintergirls

[42:11] Fun Home, Stitches, How I Made It to Eighteen

[42:46] The Alcoholic, Jonathan Ames

[43:38] Do heroes pick their noses?

[45:56] Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict, Laurie Viera Rigler

[47:45] Asterios Polyp, David Mazzuchelli

[49:28] The Lover's Dictionary, David Levithan

[50:12] Thirteen Reasons Why, Jay Asher

[52:10] So Much Pretty, Cara Hoffman

[54:52] The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore, Benjamin Hale

Find Us!

[45:03] Bookrageous on Tumblr, Podbean, Twitter, Facebook, Zazzle (for the Bookrageous 2011-2012 calendar), and leave us voicemail at 347-855-7323

Find Us Online: JoshRebecca, Jenn, Bethanne

Outro Music; Walk the Dinosaur - Was (Not Was)

Note: All of our show book links now direct to WORD, an independent bookstore in Brooklyn. If you click through and buy the book, we will get a small affiliate payment. We won't be making any money off any book sales - any payments go into hosting fees for the Bookrageous podcast, or Bookrageous projects like our calendar. We promise.

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