Episode 29 - Swamplandia! by Karen Russell *Special Guest Laura Filippi*

67 minutes

This time on Terrible Book Club, we read a book that wasn't truly terrible! Wow! It happened!  

We also have special guest Laura Filippi on to educate us about Florida, alligator farms, and alligator wrestling!

Paris & Chris talk about their first piece of negative fan mail!

Ultimately, Swamplandia! has some issues, but overall it was not painful to read, the characters speak like genuine human beings, and the story was intriguing and different! Issues discussed include how likely it would be for a 17 year old at a theme park to be trained as a pilot, how we feel about sexual assault being a catalyst for female protagonists, and the juxtaposition of a positive male coming-of-age story with his sister's negative coming-of-age journey!

Just a warning that rape/sexual assault is discussed in this episode!

More episodes from Terrible Book Club

Episode 76 - Forests of the Night by S. Andrew Swann

We begin this episode by arguing about tigers and lions and eventually make our way to discussing the mechanics of human and tiger-man mating.

This …

Episode 75 - Maze by Christopher Manson

Paris and Chris have had a long evening of crafting for the previous episode. They then try to work their way through Maze while in an exhausted, sleep-deprived state beginning after …

Episode 74 - The Big Book of Fabulous Fun Filled Celebrations and Holiday Crafts by Jim Fobel and Jim Boleach with Virginie Fowler

T'was the week before Christmas and all through the house, could be heard Paris and Chris shrieking, and not from a mouse.

The shrimp were speared on …

Episode 72 - The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

This psychological thriller didn't so much thrill us as annoy and infuriate us. Diary entries read like screenplays, the writing is bland overall, …

Episode 71 - Moon People 2: Mars Reborn by Dale M. Courtney

In this edition of Microwave Cooking for One in Space, we ascend with our arsenal of 200 microwaves. We're gonna' cook Mars just right.

We read the original Moon People four years ago in …

How you can listen to this podcast

You can listen to episodes right here on the website, or if you prefer, in a podcast app. Listening in an app makes it easier to keep track of what you’ve already heard, listen without using your data plan and many other conveniences.

Recommended apps
Start listening to Episode 15 - The Art of the Deal by Donald Trump & Tony Schwartz
1:09:55
Start listening to Episode 15 - The Art of the Deal by Donald Trump & Tony Schwartz
1:09:55