Two Month Review
About This Show
Each “season” of Two Month Review highlights a different new and amazing work of world literature, reading it slowly over the course of eight to nine episodes. Featuring a rotating set of literary guests—from authors to booksellers, critics, and translators—the individual episodes recap a short section of the book and use that as a springboard for a fun (and often irreverent) discussion about literature in a general sense, pop culture, reading approaches, and much more. Talking about great books doesn't need to be deadly serious, and the levity of 2MR makes it accessible to everyone (even if you’re not reading along).
Most Recent Episode
#18: IX. class A, tenth composition book (Tómas Jónsson, Bestseller, Pages 200-238)
6 days ago
This week Norwegian translator and ALTA Fellowship recipient David Smith joins Chad and Lytton to talk about the next forty pages of Tómas Jónsson, Bestseller. The two sections covered this week are wildly different from one another, opening with a much more fragmented, poetic bit then transitioning through a hilarious, yet creepy, moment in which Tómas pees all over the laundry room into a more straightforward section--but one that still brings out all the wild contradictions in Tómas's character and this book itself. This week's episode also includes Chad reading a section that's perfect for a voiceover movie trailer. (And yes, he reads it in exactly that voice.) Feel free to comment on this episode--or on the book in general--either on this post, or at the official GoodReads Group. Tómas Jónsson, Bestseller is available at better bookstores everywhere, and you can also order it directly from Open Letter, where you can get 20% off by entering 2MONTH in the discount field at checkout. Follow Open Letter, Chad Post, and Lytton Smith for more thoughts and information about upcoming guests. And you can find all Two Month Review posts by clicking here. The music for this season of Two Month Review is "Long Year" by The Anchoress. And please rate us on Apple Podcasts (or wherever you get your podcasts) and/or leave a review!