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September 20, 2012  

Bookrageous Episode 44; 2-Year Anniversary Special

Intro Music; Downtown Fiction -- Super Bass (cover)

What We’re Reading


[2:40] The Devil in Silver and Lucretia and the Kroons, Victor LaValle (full review on

[4:15] The Knife of Never Letting Go, Patrick Ness

[6:25] The Madonna of the Sleeping Cars, Maurice Dekobra (The Dud Avocado, Elaine Dundy)


[10:30] The Yellow Birds, Kevin Powers (recommended by Jon Page)

[12:40] Ask the Passengers, A.S. King, October 23 2012

[14:50] The Twelve, Justin Cronin, October 16 2012


[17:05] Longreads

[18:10] The Amazing Spider-man: Spider Island

[19:20] The World Atlas of Beer, Tim Webb and Stephen Beaumont, October 1 2012

[21:00] Fakes, ed. David Shields and Matthew Vollmer, October 1 2012

Intermission; Candy Bars -- Violets

2-Year Anniversary: Looking Back

[26:20] Author guests in the past year: Mary Roach, Colson Whitehead, and Adam Ross

[27:00] Books all three of us have read in the last year:

- Book Club picks: Swamplandia!, Zone One, The Legend of Pradeep Mathew

- Others: Gone Girl; The Passage; The Lifespan of a Fact; The Night Circus; The Mark Inside

[28:10] Mr. Peanut, Adam Ross

[30:44] Charlatan, Pope Brock (ebook)

[31:55] Kushiel’s Dart; I Married You for Happiness; Arcadia; Skippy Dies

[32:33] Favorite episodes: Desert Island Books (#38); The Great Big Not Very Short Epic Huge Big Big Books (#25); Non-Fiction with Mary Roach (#30); The Legend of Pradeep Mathew (#40); Swamplandia! (#35); Mockingjay (#4); Poetryrageous (#12)

[35:05] Dispatch from the Future, Leigh Stein (The Fallback Plan)

[36:00] Ghost Soldiers, James Tate; Broetry, Brian Mcgackin

[36:30] Genre fiction, Literary Fiction, and Space Camp (#3); The Magicians and The Magician King

[38:20] Essays and Anthologies (#41)

[42:10] Shout-out to our pod-parents: Ann and Michael at Books on the Nightstand

[45:50] Obama is reading: Home, Toni Morrison; Salvage the Bones, Jessmyn Ward; The Sense of an Ending, Julian Barnes

[46:45] Next book club pick: Telegraph Avenue, Michael Chabon

[47:50] The Marriage Plot, Jeffrey Eugenides

Outro; Downtown Fiction -- Super Bass (cover)

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