Thug Book Club
About This Show
Tired of the same-old serious book analysis in podcasts? Well, we were.
To solve this, Ryan and Callum started Thug Book Club. A podcast that gets literature 'lit' and puts the 'ok' into books. Every fortnight, the team releases an episode on a book, it can be old, new, classic or not, anything is up for discussion.
Expect foul-language and spoilers, but don't worry if you haven't read the novel, we've done it for you.
Follow us on Twitter: @ThugBookClub.
Most Recent Episode
#029 A Series Of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning, Lemony Snicket
What happens when you read a beloved and well-known children's book for the first time, and instead of being a child you're a fully grown adult? It's difficult to involve yourself in the story and let your imagination drive things forward, especially when you can't help but deconstruct the narrative and suck the joy out of everything.But as it turns out for Callum and Ryan – Thug Book Club hosts and part-time book fans – they manage to do a bit of both, as they tackle Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning. And after waxing lyrical on Harry Potter and Roald Dahl in previous episodes, this is unknown territory for them.How will they interpret Lemony Snicket's demographically fashioned writing style? Or the literary name dropping on page after page? Or the underlying but very obvious (and therefore troubling) nods to some very dodgy things indeed?One thing is for sure though: this is a behemoth of recent pop culture. So enjoy the nonsensical hot takes and lose yourself in Snicket's bizarre universe.Spoilers and swearing as usual.
Rated 5 out of
Never laughed as hard at books
Really funny show, the guys have a good chemistry!
Date published: 2015-08-05