Sadly Kate is poorly this week so there’s no new podcast. Instead here’s Rob and Simon’s Hear Read This discussion of A Little Life. Be warned, there are spoilers… Continue reading “Podcast: A Little Little Life Discussion”
Merry Christmas! We’re joined by Simon and Gav from Hear Read This! for our very festive episode. Continue reading “Podcast: A Merry Bookchase Christmas!”
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Kate, Rob, Gav and Simon return for another episode of their monthly book club. Continue reading “Time for another Hear Read This!”
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Time for another episode of Hear… Read This! Continue reading “Time for episode four of Hear… Read This!”
We return to the streets of Barcelona as Carlos Ruiz Zafon takes us on another adventure. Continue reading “Review: The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon”
Mr Ai has been sent to observe the inhabitants of the snow-bound planet of Winter. An androgynous people, like animals they enter phases of sexuality and can be both mother and father at different times in their lives. To Mr Ai they seem alien, unsophisticated, confusing. But during a long tortuous journey across the ice, he finds himself losing some of his progressional detachment, befriending one of their outcasts, and reaching a painful understanding of their true nature. But will he ever learn to see them as they see themselves?
“In an isolated village in the Icelandic Westfjords, three friends set to work renovating a derelict house. But soon they realise they are not alone there – something wants them to leave, and it’s making its presence felt.
Meanwhile, in a town across the fjord, a young doctor investigating the suicide of an elderly woman discovers that she was obsessed with his vanished son.
When the two stories collide the terrifying truth is uncovered . . .”
I Remember You was selected as one of the books we were reading for Hear… Read This!, a monthly book club podcast. I had heard a lot of praise for Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, in particular for her crime novels, so had high hopes for this mixture of crime and supernatural. After reading it over Halloween, sadly it fails to live up to an interesting premise and quickly outstays its welcome. Continue reading “Review: I Remember You by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir”
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It’s here! Today brings the first ever episode of Hear…Read This! We’re thrilled to present four hosts, two books and one bookclub. This month we are talking about HHhH by Laurent Binet and Mr Penumbra’s 24-Hour Book Store by Robin Sloan. Continue reading “Introducing Hear… Read This!”