Reading the End Bookcast, Ep. 68: Sea or Space, Lone Wolves, and Zoraida Cordova’s Labyrinth Lost

Another Wednesday, and proper fall still has not come to Louisiana. Luckily I had podcast editing to take my mind off it. Whiskey Jenny says to please apologize to you all for her slight audible congestion; she was fighting off a very bad cough throughout recording and managed valiantly, all things considered. 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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Peter Freuchen’s appearance on The 64,000 Question

What We’re Reading

The Fade-Out, Ed Brubaker,
The Hairdresser of Harare, Tendai Huchu
Mapping the Heavens: The Radical Scientific Ideas That Reveal the Cosmos, Priyamvada Natarajan

Lone Wolves

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, Holly Black
The Big Sleep (et al), Raymond Chandler
The Spellman Files (et al), Lisa Lutz
The Cuckoo’s Calling (et al), Robert Galbraith
The Thief (et al), Megan Whalen Turner
No Country for Old Men, Cormac McCarthy

Picaresques (ugh)

Huck Finn, Mark Twain
Eva Luna, Isabel Allende
Slaughterhouse Five, Kurt Vonnegut
One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Vanity Fair, William Makepeace Thackeray
Confederacy Dunces, John Kennedy Toole

Labyrinth Lost, Zoraida Cordova

Labyrinth Lost

For next time: “The Screwfly Solution,” by James Tiptree Jr. and “The Girl-Thing Who Went Out for Sushi,” by Pat Cadigan

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Producer: Captain Hammer
Photo credit: The Illustrious Annalee
Theme song by: Jessie Barbour

  • Read Diverse Books

    Bookmarking the page to listen to at work tomorrow!

  • Such a great discussion! I’d never really heard of the Lone Wolf genre of literature, but you’ve really got me thinking…
    I recently read ‘The Lauras’ by Sara Taylor in which a mother (lone wolf) and child (future lone wolf) go on a wonderful road trip/quest around America. I really recommend it and would love to find out if it could be included in the genre.
    As a side note, if you’re interested in finding out what it takes to become an astronaut, earlier this year I read ‘Carrying the Fire’ by Michael Collins – the memoir of the man who stayed in the spaceship orbiting the moon after Armstrong and Aldrin landed. It taught me pretty much everything I know about space travel.

  • IndieSister

    Last week I was logging packages at Louisiana Books 2 Prisoners and I found this package made by someone else… the inmate asked for westerns, and someone had decided to send them No Country for Old Men. I thought about it and then decided to let this happen.