The Bookrageous Podcast Serious about books…but not exactly serious.

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


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


[4:50] War & Peace, Tolstoy

[5:27] Unfamiliar Fishes, Sarah Vowell

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


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

[7:10] So Much Pretty, Cara Hoffman


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

[9:48] Revolution, Deb Olin Unferth

[11:18] Vacation


[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

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

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