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!

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