45 minutes | May 5, 2014

Pages Podcast 03: Blood Will Out by Walter Kirn

Bleu has picked the first dud. Blood Will Out is a non-fiction book that details how the author, Walter Kirn, was drawn in to a long and bizarre friendship with a con artist masquerading as a member of the Rockefeller family. It has received rave reviews, was Amazon's March Book of the Month, and has elicited comparisons to In Cold Blood by Truman Capote (one of the reasons Bleu chose it). But we have to disagree. While we both found the story somewhat interesting, we found the telling, and the author, somewhat lacking. Neither of us liked it very much. However, we'd also both read Gone Girl  by Gillian Flynn, a fiction novel that covers a lot of the same territory that Blood Will Out does, but in our opinion, does it a lot better. So listen to us rant and rave, compare and contrast, and as always, giggle a whole lot, on this latest episode of the podcast. Listen to the audio version above, on iTunes or via Stitcher Radio or watch the video version on YouTube. SHOW NOTES: May Pick: Johannes Cabal the Detective by Jonathan L. Howard. This is Book 2 of the Johannes Cabal series, so we'll also be talking about Book 1, Johannes Cabal the Necromancer (I haven't read it yet! -b). Follow along and discuss with us on our Goodreads Group! Gone Girl the movie release date: 10/3/2014 If you liked Gone Girl, Kate recommends One Hand Clapping by Anthony Burgess. What Else We're Reading: Kate: Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris Bleu: Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley and the Royal Spyness Mysteries series by Rhys Bowen (I recommend the audio because Katherine Kellgren's narration is fantabulous! -b) Other Stuff The What to Read Panel at C2E2 This panel was hosted by Comfort Love and Adam Withers and was designed to provide a list of self-contained graphic novel reads for people who are new to comics or are rediscovering them after a time away. Their recommended reading list is below, and we've also created a list on Goodreads that contains suggestions that were submitted from the audience as well. Marvels by Kurt Busiek Kingdom Come by Mark Waid Ultimate Spider Man by Brian Michael Bendis The Ultimates  by Mark Millar Invincible by Robert Kirkman Naruto by Massashi Kishimoto The Sandman by Neil Gaiman Saga by Brian K Vaughan Death Note by Tsugumi Ohba Fables by Bill Willingham 100 Bullets  by Brian Azzarello --- Intro Music: Song of Sixpence by 4 and 20 Blackbirds
Play Next