Reading the End Bookcast, Ep.57: Dystopian Fiction and the Forcening Continues

This week, the Reading the End Bookcast has a very special announcement! But you’ll have to wait until the end of the episode to hear what it is. Meanwhile, we’re talking about dystopian fiction and finishing up the Forcening1 with Patrick Ness’s The Knife of Never Letting Go (sorry, Whiskey Jenny). You can listen to the podcast in the embedded player below or download the file directly here to take with you on the go.

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What We’re Reading

The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet, Becky Chambers
(also, I watched Ex Machina and it was creepy)
Does Jesus Really Love Me?, Jeff Chu
The Scam, Janet Evanovich
Tricky Twenty-Two, Janet Evanovich
Flip Flop Fly Ball, Craig Robinson

Dystopian Fiction

A Canticle for Leibowitz, Walter M. Miller, Jr.
Station Eleven, Emily St. John Mandel
The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood
1984, George Orwell
The Road, Cormac McCarthy
The Man in the High Castle, Philip K. Dick (also on Amazon Prime)
Saga, Brian Vaughn and Fiona Staples
Mort(e), Robert Repino (our pal!)
The Scorpion Rules, Erin Bow (READ THIS ONE IT IS GOOD)
Delirium, Lauren Oliver
Matched, Ally Condie
Zone One, Colson Whitehead
The Passage, Justin Cronin
Radio Silence, Alyssa Cole

The Forcening, Part II

The Knife of Never Letting Go, Patrick Ness

Reading for Next Time

All the Birds in the Sky, Charlie Jane Anders

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Credits
Producer: Captain Hammer
Photo credit: The Illustrious Annalee
Song is by Jeff MacDougall

  1. h/t to the Extra Hot Great podcast for the name
  • Christy

    haha! the “threesome” slip-up was hilarious! Also, I really enjoyed that Jeff Chu book when I read it years ago. Good stuff. And I am with Whiskey Jenny in getting impatient about those passages in the Chaos Walking trilogy where it’s quick, interrupted phrases meant to convey confusion or thing happening quickly. That got old for me. Looking forward to hearing the new podcast theme!