As Simon is having some post surgery recovery Thomas is joined by the wonderful Frances and they discuss something that Simon resists, snarky literary pet peeves…
Literary Pet Peeves () Frances joins Thomas to talk about their literary pet peeves, what really winds them up and what they just can’t stand in books. Something which Simon always used to shy away from… used to, wait until he returns.
Books Mentioned in the Show () Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James, Satin Island by Tom McCarthy, The Sellout by Paul Beatty, Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh, Work Like Any Other by Virginia Reeves, Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins, Angela Thirkell, Ruby by Cynthia Bond, Iris Murdoch, The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough, Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler, Echo House by Ward Just, Consequences by Penelope Lively, Penelope Fitzgerald, Hilary Mantel, A Room with a View by E.M. Forster, Babette’s Feast by Karen Blixen, Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh, And Sons by David Gilbert, My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier, Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier, A Kind of Intimacy by Jenn Ashworth, Herman Koch, D.E. Stevenson, Neville Shute, Fanny Trollope, Nonsuch Books, A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara, The People in the Trees by Hanya Yanagihara, The Shuttle by Frances Hodgson Burnett, Margaret Atwood, Swann by Carol Shields, Sweet Caress by William Boyd, The Many by Wyl Menmuir, Being Dead by Jim Crace, William Faulkner, Bottom’s Dream by Arno Schmidt, James Joyce, Edgar Allen Poe, Henry Green, The End of Days and Visitation by Jenny Erpenbeck, The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene.
Next time on the Readers () The Readers, with Thomas and Frances, will be back in two weeks when they will be back with more book based banter.