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•FBOL is now on Patreon! Subscribe: http://www.patreon.com/fuckboisoflit•The podcast about the most groan-worthy, enraging, and sh*t characters in lit. Join host Emily Edwards and a guest for a weekly "book club" discussion on every book you wanted to destroy in English class, but couldn't. Classic literature of Europe and the Americas– everything from mythology to Victorian epics to the modernists– is hard to get through, and each week, we take on a frequently assigned book to talk about all of its highs and lows. These are the Fuckbois of Literature.
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F***bois of Literature Book Podcast Emily Edwards

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•FBOL is now on Patreon! Subscribe: http://www.patreon.com/fuckboisoflit•The podcast about the most groan-worthy, enraging, and sh*t characters in lit. Join host Emily Edwards and a guest for a weekly "book club" discussion on every book you wanted to destroy in English class, but couldn't. Classic literature of Europe and the Americas– everything from mythology to Victorian epics to the modernists– is hard to get through, and each week, we take on a frequently assigned book to talk about all of its highs and lows. These are the Fuckbois of Literature.
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    17: Peter Pan / Hook - Narrator Chael of ONCE UPON A RE-WATCH

    17: Peter Pan / Hook - Narrator Chael of ONCE UPON A RE-WATCH

    CW: Some discussion of H*rry P*tter & the writer
    Chael (@NarratorChael) from Once Upon A Re-Watch & Vampires Ruined My Life (https://linktr.ee/Narratorchael) is here to discuss the boy who won't grow up-- but does, both physically and emotionally, in both the movies we're discussing today.
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    • 47 min
    16: The Death and Life of Bobby Z - Derik of Ratchet Book Club

    16: The Death and Life of Bobby Z - Derik of Ratchet Book Club

    CW: Rape, sexual language, Paul Walker's alleged crimes, racism/hate speech
    Listen. We know this isn't literature. But there is something truly sublime about ripping into a movie based on a book you love. Especially when the terribleness of the movie helps you realize that maybe the book wasn't great to begin with. Derik of Ratchet Book Club is here to help us resuscitate THE DEATH AND LIFE OF BOBBY Z.

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    • 33 min
    15: Alice In Wonderland (Disney) - Jonny Holt

    15: Alice In Wonderland (Disney) - Jonny Holt

    Alice in Wonderland is an essential piece of modern folklore, and yet... how many of us have ever read the book? Not as many as you'd think. So Jonny Holt (@jonnyliterati) and I sit down to discuss the logic of the trip, the morality of the crazy, and when you should eat oysters.
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    • 31 min
    14: Much Ado About Nothing (film) - Malavika Praseed, Your Favorite Book

    14: Much Ado About Nothing (film) - Malavika Praseed, Your Favorite Book

    Man, I love this movie almost as much as I love chatting with Malavika about pretty much anything. And today we're discussing the sublimely cast, picture-perfect MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING starring Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thompson– among countless other beautiful people.

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    • 24 min
    13: Congo - TV's Travis

    13: Congo - TV's Travis

    Join your host Emily J. Edwards and Travis Crawford (aka, TV's Travis) to discuss a movie based on novelist Michael Crichton's famous novel of terrifying creatures-- CONGO. It's all sorts of colonialist nightmare, plus sci-fi horror, and so many wonderful moments of Tim Curry swaggering in khaki.

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    • 27 min
    12: Breakfast at Tiffany's (film) - Jody DiPerna

    12: Breakfast at Tiffany's (film) - Jody DiPerna

    Jody DiPerna (@JodyDiPerna) is back for our first installment of our Summer Movie Series, this time talking about Truman Capote's brilliant novella of the same name becoming a film with Audrey Hepburn. And it's super racist and really weird!
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Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
232 Ratings

232 Ratings

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Very fun. But …..

Enjoyable discussions about a wide range of books, movies, and other media. Be aware, though, about the casual tossing around of dates and historical events. They’re wrong more often than they’re right. A good example is saying that the James Bond books are 50 years old (closer to 65-70) or that Jane Austen wrote 100 years before Charlotte Brontë (nope).

And if you can’t tolerate discussion of historical times laced with modern sensibilities, you may find the snarky condescension about previous centuries off-putting. That said, there’s a place for in-depth discussion by knowledgeable professionals. Recommended with some reservations.

Mirror_Sea ,

Insightful

I though the Jane Eyre and Tess episodes were insightful. I thought though that there was too much about the attic wife that Charlotte Brontë could never have intended at all. Also she wasn’t non white.the book goes on and on about the French girl but never mentions the wife being non white? Also Brontë read Jane Austen. She just didn’t like her work.

bewareofleopard ,

Loved it, but

Really love this show and respect Emily for monetizing herself. I listened regularly until the pay wall went up. Putting up half a show and then keeping the rest on Patreon is lame.

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