episode 2: a trip through time

In episode 2, we learn about Isaac’s early years as a beat, and Michelle uses the word “formative” excessively. Throughout, we talk about our evolution as readers.

This episode features chicken clucking, light traffic noise. Michelle’s pen was banned.

 Books we reference, or sort of reference

  • Metamorphoses – Ovid
  • Japanese Children’s Favorite Stories – Florence Sakade
  • Peanuts Treasury – Charles Schulz
  • Life Before Man – Margaret Atwood
  • Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
  • Wuthering Heights – Emily Brontë
  • Pride and Prejudice and Zombies – Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith
  • The Thorn birds – Colleen McCullough
  • Flowers in the Attic – V.C. Andrews
  • The Shining – Stephen King
  • Howl and Other Poems – Allen Ginsberg
  • On the Road – Jack Kerouac
  • Naked Lunch – William S. Burroughs
  • Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain
  • Tom Sawyer – Mark Twain
  • The Bible
  • Harriet the Spy – Louise Fitzhugh
  • The Long Secret – Louise Fitzhugh
  • London Fields – Martin Amis
  • Portrait of a Lady – Henry James
  • Tigers Are Better Looking – Jean Rhys
  • A Million Little Pieces – James Frey
  • My Friend Leonard – James Frey
  • Rabbit, Run; Rabbit Redux; Rabbit is Rich; Rabbit at Rest – John Updike
  • Maus – Art Spiegelman
  • Cruddy – Lynda Barry
  • Fun Home – Alison Bechdel
  • The World According to Garp – John Irving
  • Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad

Bunch of writers we discuss without mentioning their books

  • Dean R Koontz
  • Lynda Barry
  • Charles Bukowski
  • Richard Ford
  • Jo Nesbø
  • Louise Penny

Errata and mea culpas

Michelle slaughtered the reference to Fun Home by Alison Bechdel and is embarrassed.

What we’re reading

  • Isaac: HHhH – Laurent Binet
  • Michelle: The Sellout – Paul Beatty

2 thoughts on “episode 2: a trip through time

  1. Scot Marvin says:

    Thank you both for this wonderful area on the Interwebs. Your insight and honesty are inspiring. However, as someone who has over 1,000 titles on his “to be read” shelves, I feel like a crackhead praising the genius of a new meth distribution system. While listening to your podcasts, I have to keep another browser window open so I can look up and add books in Amazon.

    Still: thank you.

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