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A monthly spoiler filled book club focused on literary fiction hosted by Anais, Gerald, Maya of Literary Roadhouse.

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A monthly spoiler filled book club focused on literary fiction hosted by Anais, Gerald, Maya of Literary Roadhouse.

    Black Leopard Red Wolf - Marlon James - LRH Bookclub Ep 26

    Black Leopard Red Wolf - Marlon James - LRH Bookclub Ep 26

    Discussion Notes: Black Leopard Red Wolf

    For this discussion we read Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James.

    In two weeks we will read The Bridegroom Was a Dog by Yoko Tawada.

    Rated: Exlicit. SUPER Explicit!

    We were supposed to release this book discussion in April. However, this book really did a number of Gerald, Colette and Anais. The gratuitous violence and sexual violence made the book difficult to read. We finally discussed it in May, and were slow to publish for similarly anguished reasons.

    We start the discussion by focusing on what we did like about the book, and there was a lot to love and admire. James’s talent is undeniable. However those talents were at times difficult to appreciate. There was too much unnecessary (and at times borderline silly) violence to get through. We reserve our rants for the last 15 minutes of the discussion.

    We will be releasing the next three book discussion two weeks apart to help us get back on schedule.

    Please leave an iTunes review! It helps us attract a wider audience and keep growing.

    We air the first Friday of every month, and discuss the books on Twitter between shows using #LRHBookclub.

    We’d love to hear from you

    Did we miss something? Tell us below! Or on Twitter @litroadhouse or in our FB group.

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    • 54 min
    Exit West - Mohsin Hamid - Literary Roadhouse Bookclub Ep 25

    Exit West - Mohsin Hamid - Literary Roadhouse Bookclub Ep 25

    Discussion Notes: Exit West

    In January we read Exit West by Mohsin Hamid.

    Next month we will read Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James.

    Rated: Clean

    Gerald, Anais, and Colette discuss Exit West by Mohsin Hamid, which was short listed for the 2017 Booker prize. At the heart of this book is a romance, tested by a civil war, the painful life of a migrant on the run in foreign countries, and the labyrinthine system of fictitious doors that lead them on their difficult trip across the globe. All three hosts loved the book, it’s tone, and light element of magical realism that tied the story together.

    Sorry we’re late with this one! Gerald and Anais run the editing behind the scenes in whatever free time they can find in busy lives. Gerald’s moved house and had no internet for 2 weeks, and Anais couldn’t keep up with all the shows without him! April should be back on track.

    Please leave an iTunes review! It helps us attract a wider audience and keep growing.

    We air the first Friday of every month, and discuss the books on Twitter between shows using #LRHBookclub.

    We’d love to hear from you

    Did we miss something? Tell us below! Or on Twitter @litroadhouse or in our FB group.

    Support us on Patreon

    We’re still a self-funded podcast. We work hard every week to bring you the best content possible.





     



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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Milkman - Anna Burns - Literary Roadhouse Bookclub Ep 24

    Milkman - Anna Burns - Literary Roadhouse Bookclub Ep 24

    Discussion Notes: Milkman

    In January we read Milkman by Anna Burns.

    Next month we will read Exit West by Mohsin Hamid.

    Rated: Adult Themes, Clean-ish Language

    Gerald, Anais, and Colette discuss the 2018 Booker prize winner Milkman by Anna Burns. This challenging book examines gender, tribalism, the power of rumor, shame, and violence during The Troubles of the 1970s in what is presumably Belfast. As many reviewers before us have said, the prose can be difficult to read in long sittings. So we start there, get the complaints out of the way, then dive into all the rich storytelling, insights, and plot tendrils embedded in this breathtaking novel.

    We apologize for audio issues. Colette’s professional microphone had to be sent to the manufacturer to be replaced, and in the meantime we rolled the dice on a gaming headset, and the bet didn’t quite pan out, but it’s worth it for her invaluable insights and comments.

    Please leave an iTunes review! It helps us attract a wider audience and keep growing.

    We air the first Friday of every month, and discuss the books on Twitter between shows using #LRHBookclub.

    We’d love to hear from you

    Did we miss something? Tell us below! Or on Twitter @litroadhouse or in our FB group.

    Support us on Patreon

    We’re still a self-funded podcast. We work hard every week to bring you the best content possible.





     



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    • 57 min
    American Pastoral - Philip Roth - Literary Roadhouse Bookclub Ep 23

    American Pastoral - Philip Roth - Literary Roadhouse Bookclub Ep 23

    Discussion Notes: American Pastoral

    In December we read American Pastoral by Philip Roth.

    Next month we will read Milkman by Anna Burns.

    Rated: Adult Themes, Clean Language

    Gerald, Anais, and Colette discuss American Pastoral by Philip Roth, the Pulitzer Prize winning book of 1998 about how a happy and conventional upper middle class life is ruined from within. All three hosts thoroughly enjoyed the book, but took some issue with the repetitive prose. Nonetheless, the brilliant insights into humanity, immigration, assimilation, violence, and the futility of control sucked our hosts right into the plot and characters’ lives. They discuss the novel’s unusual framing device, clever setting, and much, much more.

    Please leave an iTunes review! It helps us attract a wider audience and keep growing.

    We air the first Friday of every month, and discuss the books on Twitter between shows using #LRHBookclub.

    We’d love to hear from you

    Did we miss something? Tell us below! Or on Twitter @litroadhouse or in our FB group.

    Support us on Patreon

    We’re still a self-funded podcast. We work hard every week to bring you the best content possible.





     



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    • 58 min
    Sing, Unburied, Sing - Jesmyn Ward - Literary Roadhouse Bookclub Ep 22

    Sing, Unburied, Sing - Jesmyn Ward - Literary Roadhouse Bookclub Ep 22

    Discussion Notes: Sing, Unburied, Sing

    In November we read Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward.

    Next month we will read American Pastoral by Philip Roth.

    Rated: Difficult Themes, One F-bomb

    Gerald, Anais, and Colette discuss Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward, a book the three of them thoroughly enjoyed. Despite being under 300 pages long, the novel felt full of spirit, meaning, and plot. Tune in to the gush fest and dig deeper into the themes Ward explores through her poetic prose, resonant symbols, and perfectly paced plot.

    Please leave an iTunes review! It helps us attract a wider audience and keep growing.

    We air the first Friday of every month, and discuss the books on Twitter between shows using #LRHBookclub.

    We’d love to hear from you

    Did we miss something? Tell us below! Or on Twitter @litroadhouse or in our FB group.

    Support us on Patreon

    We’re still a self-funded podcast. We work hard every week to bring you the best content possible.





     



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    • 1 hr 1 min
    azy Rich Asians - Kevin Kwan - Literary Roadhouse Bookclub Ep 21

    azy Rich Asians - Kevin Kwan - Literary Roadhouse Bookclub Ep 21

    Discussion Notes: Crazy Rich Asians

    In October we read Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan.

    Next month we will read Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward.

    Rated: Explicit

    Gerald, Anais, and Colette discuss Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan. Though not technically a literary novel, we decided to read this story due to its cultural relevance and novel subject matter. Be forewarned that we discuss this book as lovers of the literary, and often find ourselves demanding more. Nonetheless, we find plenty of gems inside this book, appreciate its cultural significance, and were entertained, no small feat for any novel – literary or otherwise.

    Please leave an iTunes review! It helps us attract a wider audience and keep growing.

    We air the first Friday of every month, and discuss the books on Twitter between shows using #LRHBookclub.

    We’d love to hear from you

    Did we miss something? Tell us below! Or on Twitter @litroadhouse or in our FB group.

    Support us on Patreon

    We’re still a self-funded podcast. We work hard every week to bring you the best content possible.





     



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    • 1 hr 13 min

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