The Library Police
About This Show
A podcast by a pair of rabid readers, discussing everything from young adult to nonfiction, from fantasy to true crime. An English teacher and a freelancer that will read anything that holds still, we love picking books apart until we reach the nougat center.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 197: Fox 8 and Challenge Reading
This week, a myriad of discussion topics combined with four excellent emails resulted in an unusual episode, with topics ranging from an alternate history author embracing anthologies, someone discussing why they could never embrace the Harry Potter movies, and us tackling the age-old question of whether or not podcasts are indeed lame. In addition, the pair discusses the brilliant short story Fox 8 by George Saunders, a charming story that manages to be funny and heartbreaking in a way that few authors can achieve. The main topic, however, is a look at how Dietrich and Josh have effected each other as authors, with each choosing three books that they are eternally grateful to the other for ramming down their stubborn, stubborn throats. Josh raves about the effortless joy of Scott Lynch, Dietrich revisits a book about cadets at a military academy, and they both agree that Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell is really quite outstanding. Finally, they each throw down the gauntlet, challenging the other to read something new. Josh will be tackling the post-apocalyptic novel The Dog Stars by Peter Heller, while Dietrich dives into Big Machine by Victor LaValle. Finally, they wrap up with a discussion of two wonderful kid's movies, and the best board game you'll never play. You can send questions or comments to email@example.com.