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Kevin Wilson’s The Family Fang – Enthusiasticast Episode 78

This episode was recorded at the beginning of December, so apologies for all the nonsensical temporal references to ‘last week’, and stuff that ‘just’ happened. Something fresher soon, if all goes according to plan, but in the meantime please enjoy … Continue reading

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Chad Harbach’s The Art of Fielding – Enthusiasticast Episode 76

It’s the missing episode 76! Where have you been, young lady? Your father and I were sick with worry. We mention: The National Book Awards The Giller Prize Laura Miller at Salon, on book awards Who the Hell is Arcade … Continue reading

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John Hart’s Iron House — Enthusiasticast Episode 77

Jon endorses John Hart’s Iron House. We also mention: The Adventures of Tintin: Collector’s Gift Set Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling The Art Museum Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor A … Continue reading

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Joshua Foer’s Moonwalking With Einstein — Enthusiasticast Episode 75

In this episode Jon endorses Joshua Foer’s Moonwalking With Einstein. We also mention: Richard K. Morgan’s ‘The Steel Remains‘ Ian Tregillis’ ‘Bitter Seeds’ Additional info: The new mass market paperback release of ‘Bitter Seeds’ will include the prequel short story … Continue reading

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Siddhartha Mukherjee’s The Emperor of All Maladies — Enthusiasticast Episode 74

Mark endorses Siddhartha Mukherjee’s The Emperor of All Maladies. We also mention: Enthusiasticast Episode 59 The Steel Remains by Richard K Morgan Juliet Marillier’s Son of the Shadows Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game — Enthusiasticast Episode 69 Peter Darbyshire On … Continue reading

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Patrick Dewitt’s The Sisters Brothers — Enthusiasticast Episode 73

Special guest Catherine S. endorses Patrick Dewitt’s The Sisters Brothers. We also talk about: McCarthy’s All The Pretty Horses as read by Brad Pitt McCarthy’s The Crossing McCarthy’s Blood Meridian McCarthy’s No Country for Old Men McCarthy’s The Road James … Continue reading

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Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One — Enthusiasticast Episode 72

Jon endorses Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One. We also mention: Amazon working on a subscription library for books, says WSJ (http://thisismynext.com) Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One as read by Wil Wheaton The 33 Best Books Remaining on the Last Day … Continue reading

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Joan Didion’s Slouching Towards Bethlehem — Enthusiasticast Episode 71

Mark endorses Joan Didion’s Slouching Towards Bethlehem. We also mention: Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus Sheila Heti’s How Should a Person Be. Kate Beaton’s Hark a Vagrant. Charlotte Gill’s Eating Dirt Dani Couture’s Algoma Adam Gopnik’s Winter: Five Windows On … Continue reading

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Garth Stein’s The Art of Racing in the Rain — Enthusiasticast Episode 70

Jon endorses Garth Stein’s The Art of Racing in the Rain. We also mention: Gosling in Drive Girl With a Dragon Tattoo Moneyball Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol Brad Bird and The Iron Giant EW.com Fall Movie Preview Spiderman, Batman, Avengers … Continue reading

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Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game — Enthusiasticast Episode 69

Mark endorses Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game. We also mention Data-driven literary criticism Spoilers Don’t Spoil Anything by Jonah Lehrer (Wired Science) The Mechanic Muse Column in the New York Times War Horse entry at Wikipedia Toronto scientists determine that … Continue reading

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