Jump into the Jazz Age as the Book Squad discusses "The Chosen and the Beautiful" by Nghi Vo, a queer, magical retelling of "The Great Gatsby." We tread new and old territory as we talk about perspective, race, sexuality, magic, and both books’ messages. Next, Kelli hosts a delightful interview with Laura Blackett and Eve Gleichman, authors of "The Very Nice Box." Don’t miss our next very special #Othersode with returning guest Grady Hendrix, author of the new novel "The Final Girl Support Group," as we talk about his book and the Scream franchise movies! On our next #Bookpisode, we’ll be joined by writer and book blogger RJ to discuss "Malibu Rising" by Taylor Jenkins Reid. Send your feedback to email@example.com and don’t forget to rate, review, and subscribe!
0:30 – Icebreaker
6:11 – Book intro
8:34 – Hey! Spoilers! Also, how does the story change because of Jordan’s race and sexuality?
20:30 – Magic!
34:10 – What’s the difference in messaging? Also quick writing corner
41:14 – What about that ending?
45:54 – Ratings
47:52 – Interview with Laura Blackett and Eve Gleichman
1:20:40 – What’s on the blog? What’s up next?
Bookpage interview: https://bookpage.com/interviews/26361-nghi-vo-science-fiction-fantasy#.YOcv6hNKhz8