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Brendan Kerner’s The Skies Belong to Us – Enthusiasticast Episode 88

Mark is enthusiastic about Brendan Kerner’s skyjacking nonfiction The Skies Belong to Us.  It’s our first live show! Mark and Jon record in the same room for the first time ever. (We’d fooled you, hadn’t we?) This episode we also talk … Continue reading

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Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane – Enthusiasticast Episode 87

Mark is enthusiastic about Neil Gaiman’s latest The Ocean at the End of the Lane. We also discuss whether Brad Pitt is entitled to a victory lap for his adaptation of a show-favourite novel, Max Brooks’ World War Z. We … Continue reading

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Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken – Enthusiasticast Episode 86

Jon endorses Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken. We also mention: Military Scifi Ender’s Game and Movie John Scalzi’s Old Man’s War John Steakley’s Armor Hiroshi Sakurazaka’s All You Need Is Kill Joe Haldeman’s The Forever War Robert A. Heinlein’s Starship Troopers Stanislaw … Continue reading

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Daniel Kahneman’s Thinking Fast and Slow – Enthusiasticast Episode 85

Mark feels the love for the godfather of soul behavioural economic theory. We mention: Daniel Kahneman’s Thinking Fast and Slow; his Wikipedia page; his TED talk. Jeanette Winterson’s Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit Jodi Picoult’s My Sister’s Keeper Franzenfreude … Continue reading

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Jens Lapidus’ Easy Money (Snabba Cash) – Enthusiasticast Episode 84

Jon endorses Jens Lapidus’ Easy Money We also mention: Daniel Suarez’s Kill Decision Tom McCarthy‘s Remainder, Men in Space, and C Charlie Kaufman’s Synecdoche, New York Dan Chaon’s Stay Awake Nick Harkaway’s Angelmaker and booktrailer Jess Walter’s Beautiful Ruins Dan … Continue reading

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Janet Evanovich’s One for the Money – Enthusiasticast Episode 83

Mark is enthusiastic about the Stephanie Plum novels. There was a (gasp!) delay between recording and posting this episode, so a lot of the books that we talk about as ‘coming soon’ are now, in fact, ‘out recently’ and in … Continue reading

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Rainbow Rowell’s Attachments – Enthusiasticast Episode 82

John endorses Rainbow Rowell’s Attachments We also chat about: Jennifer Egan’s A Visit from the Goon Squad Interactive character map by Flip Zembowicz  Paul Haggis Steve Jobs Biography Don Delillo’s White Noise Chad Harbach’s The Art of Fielding William Gibson’s … Continue reading

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Max Brooks’ World War Z — Enthusiasticast Episode 81

Mark endorses Max Brooks’ World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War. (A note on pronunciation: Mark and I are both Canadian and so pronounce the letter ‘Z’ as ‘zed’, however, that completely ruins the wordplay of the … Continue reading

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Deborah Feldman’s Unorthodox — Enthusiasticast Episode 80

Special guest Taylor Stevens endorses Deborah Feldman’s Unorthodox. There is a story behind this episode. It was recorded right before Christmas in 2011. I really dug The Informationist. I was super keen to chat with Taylor. The second Vanessa Munroe … Continue reading

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David McGimpsey’s Li’l Bastard — Enthusiasticast Episode 79

Special guest Kevin Chong endorses David McGimpsey’s Li’l Bastard. We also mention: Kevin Chong’s Baroque-a-nova (French Cover) Kevin Chong’s Neil Young Nation Kevin Chong’s Beauty + Pity (trailers) Kevin Chong’s My Year of the Racehorse: Falling in Love with the … Continue reading

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