Episode 80 - Bear by Marian Engel

97 minutes

Listener Martin Ford recommended this to us and we had to read it because it seemed so absurd. How could a book like this win a literary award? A book about a librarian having sex with a bear can't possibly be good.

...but it was. This book was actually quite great, all things considered.

Thanks again to Martin for the recommendation!

Content Warnings: In addition to our usual barnyard language, we're talking about bestiality, emotional trauma, eroticism, sexism, and associated topics.

More episodes from Terrible Book Club

Last and First Idol by Gengen Kusano (Translated by Andrew Cunningham) *Patron's Choice* - Episode 120

For this week's Patron's Choice episode, we read Last and First Idol by Gengen Kusano for our anonymous patron. We have not been this baffled since …

Beach Read by Emily Henry - Episode 118

Come along with us to Terrible Book Beach! We took a look at the New York Times Bestsellers List earlier this summer and settled on Beach Read as both seasonally topical and likely to be …

Hidden Sins by Selena Montgomery (a.k.a Stacey Abrams) - Episode 117

We read Hidden Sins this week because we figured that there’s gotta’ be a catch to Stacey Abrams. She can’t be perfect, right? Her political career …

Callirhoe by Chariton (Translated by Rosanna Omitowoju) *Special Guest Dr. Jeremy Swist* - Episode 116

Callirhoe is considered to be the earliest surviving written romance in Western history and it is said to have popularized a lot of the common tropes …

Episode 115 - Tender Wings of Desire: A Colonel Sanders Novella by Catherine Kovach for KFC/Yum! Brands

It's 2017. Mother's Day is coming up. You need to sell more fried chicken than ever before.

You are graced with sudden divine inspiration: "What if...what if I hire a ghost writer to create …

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 80 - Bear by Marian Engel
1:36:22
Start listening to Episode 80 - Bear by Marian Engel
1:36:22