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That Book is your guide to terrible good books and good terrible books.  You know that book: the one you see everyone reading on the subway, the one gathering dust on your stepmom’s nightstand, and the one that the library has twenty untouched copies of. Hosted by Hannah Weaver and Michael Goldsmith, readers with high expectations and low standards.  

By day, Hannah is a Ph.D. candidate in Romance Languages and Literatures at Harvard University. By night, she can be found making a mess of the kitchen, insisting on taking a walk, and reading schmaltzy paperbacks from the public library. A Midwesterner by birth, she now lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts with her husband and two cats.

Michael is an actor living in Brooklyn. Maybe you've seen him die horribly on shows like Doctor Who and Gotham, but he's mostly a theatre guy--having performed in London, NYC and across the US in all kinds of plays that aren't musicals. He blames books for everything good in his life (knowledge, etc.) and everything bad (bouts with childhood obesity).

Aug 28, 2018

Your resident readers tackle Scott Lynch’s Lies of Locke Lamora, try to figure out wtf LARPing is, and investigate a national crisis: the epidemic of unfinished fantasy series. We’re looking at you, George R. R. Martin and Pat Rothfuss! Plus, a visit to Dune with a pit stop in the bloody battlefield known as romance author Twitter.

Books mentioned:  Naomi Novik, Uprooted, His Majesty’s Dragon; Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind, The Wise Man’s Fear; Robert Jordan, The Wheel of Time series; George R. R. Martin, Game of Thrones; Frank Herbert, Dune.

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Is Winter Coming?

Laura Miller in the New Yorker on Martin’s delay

Faleena Hopkins’s Cocky Drama

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