Time for another Hear Read This!

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Kate, Rob, Gav and Simon return for another episode of their monthly book club.

It’s time for the April edition of Hear…Read This!  and once again it features four hosts and two books, making one book club every month. Take a listen and you’ll hear Simon and Gav of The Readers, a Book Based Banter podcast, and Kate and Rob of Adventures With Words, exploring storytelling in all its forms sharing their thoughts on a number of books.

This month we are talking about Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick and Under The Skin by Michel Faber. We decided to do Gav’s ‘classic’ choice, Under The Skin, second as in order to discuss it, we have to reveal something rather particular about the plot. Be warned, there are spoilers…

There are though no spoilers for Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock, but it was a book that divided opinions. Along the way, all four of us will be discussing what else we’ve been reading that month and we also reveal our choices for next month.

To find out all the books discussed this month, head on over to HearReadThis.com.

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2 thoughts on “Time for another Hear Read This!

  1. Alice says:

    Interesting thoughts on Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock. When I first read it I think the emotion enveloped me and although I never really liked Leonard I did connect with his emotion, and feeling of disconnection from his peers. I think the problem with Quick is that he seems quite flippant about the subjects he discusses.

    I agree with Simon, he didn’t read like an 18 year old, more like 14 or 15.

    • Adventures With Words says:

      Leonard definitely reads younger than he is said to be; that could be a problem with the way Quick writes him, or it could be something about Leonard’s personality – unfortunately there’s no way to tell!
      I think the intentions behind the book are good, but could have been dealt with in a much more powerful (and thus more palatable) way… – Kate

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