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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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    • 4.3 • 235 Ratings

•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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    25: 4:50 From Paddington - Taverlee Laskauskas

    25: 4:50 From Paddington - Taverlee Laskauskas

    My wonderful, dear friend Tav (http://www.twitter.com/taverleejaye) is here to discuss another Agatha Christie stalwart: Miss Marple. One of the most essential whodunnits of its time, 4:50 FROM PADDINGTON has a cast of characters who are all, and I quote myself, "low-grade s****y."
    The Tommy & Tuppence/Miss Marple mashup mentioned at the end is BY THE PRICKING OF MY THUMBS.

    Become a patron: http://www.patreon.com/fuckboisoflitOrder Emily Edwards's books, VIVIANA VALENTINE GETS HER MAN and VIVIANA VALENTINE GOES UP THE RIVER: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/authors/2274905/emily-j-edwards
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    • 24 min
    24: Murders in the Rue Morgue - Rob Walker

    24: Murders in the Rue Morgue - Rob Walker

    Rob Walker (with the phenomenal handle of @TimidWerewolf) is here from Colorado to discuss with us the detective classic, MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE by Edgar Allen Poe.
    Read the full text of the short story here: https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/resource_files/the_murders_in_the_rue_morgue.pdf
    Read an article about the retirement home for chimps: https://abcnews.go.com/WNT/story?id=131784&page=1
    Listen to the remainder of this episode on Patreon: http://patreon.com/fuckboisoflit
    Order Emily's first book, VIVIANA VALENTINE GETS HER MAN, here: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/authors/2274905/emily-j-edwards

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    • 26 min
    23: Charlotte's Web - Jessica of Deconstructing Damsels

    23: Charlotte's Web - Jessica of Deconstructing Damsels

    This episode... does not have a lot to do with books. Sorry! But we do go ham (pun intended) talking about America and farms and American self-definition and food. Lots and lots and lots of food.
    Follow Jessica on Twitter (https://twitter.com/damselspodcast) 
    Or subscribe to her show here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/deconstructing-damsels/id1390773889 
    Become a Patron: http://www.patreon.com/fuckboisoflit




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    • 41 min
    22: From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler - Jessie Losch

    22: From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler - Jessie Losch

    The dynamite Jessie Losch (https://twitter.com/JessieLosch) is here to guide me through one of her favorite childhood books– one I'd never read before and maybe got more magic out of as an adult than I know I would have as a child.
    I make a few references to Charlotte's Web, but I decided to hold off on that ep until next week. Rest assured, it is coming in due time!

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    • 40 min
    21: Bridge to Terebithia - Michelle Athy

    21: Bridge to Terebithia - Michelle Athy

    KidLit September begins with this essential episode. And you know what's coming. But the full extent of it? Michelle Athy (https://twitter.com/PrpleMichelle) and I are here to dig into the text of one of the most moving and beautiful books on American poverty, gender norms, politics, and death we've ever read. I'll go out on a limb to say that it should be taught alongside Steinbeck in high school. It's that important to our understanding of American life. 

    Become a patron: http://www.patreon.com/fuckboisoflitPre-order host Emily Edwards's first novel, VIVIANA VALENTINE GETS HER MAN: bit.ly/VVorder
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    • 45 min
    20 : The Da Vinci Code - OWWR's Hannah and Laura

    20 : The Da Vinci Code - OWWR's Hannah and Laura

    Listen. I know it's dumb. I know it's not true. I know it's legitimately bad. But I LOVE the Langdon-verse movies, with poor Tom Hanks huffing and puffing his way through historical European cities trying to salvage the reputation of the Roman Catholic Church. Thank God Hannah and Laura from OWWR are here to talk to me about the sheer inanity of these films.
    Find OWWR online:
    Website: https://owwrpod.com/
    On Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/on-wednesdays-we-read-owwr-pod/id1554901310
    On Twitter: https://twitter.com/owwrpod
    On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/owwrpod/
    Preorder Emily Edwards's first novel, VIVIANA VALENTINE GETS HER MAN: bit.ly/VVorder
    Become a Patron of Fuckbois of Literature: patreon.com/fuckboisoflit


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    • 1 hr 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
235 Ratings

235 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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