The Readers Book Club #8; The Panopticon – Jenni Fagan

For the eighth Readers Book Club we have a book that gave both Gavin and Simon a real surprise as ‘The Panopticon’, by Jenni Fagan, was not what they were expecting. Join Simon and Gavin as they talk about the book, are joined by Jenni to talk about creating the book and then have a special guest for the spoilers section of the show…

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logo3_728-x-9011Introducing the Book () In the first section of the show Gavin and Simon introduce you, without any spoilers to this months Book Club choice, ‘The Panopticon’ by Jenni. They give you a hint to the premise as the novel starts out, a little hint or two here and there of the way the book carries a dark brooding atmosphere, interesting characters, the potential shock it could give you, and why you should persevere if you think you might be put off.

An Interview with the Author () This month Simon and Gavin are joined by Jenni Fagan to talk about ‘The Panopticon’. What was the true story that sparked the book off? How difficult was it to make Anais likeable yet so difficult and also make the reader understand her when others didn’t, how reliable is she? Where did the sci-fi element of ‘the experiment’ come from? Was she worried about putting readers of with subject and language, and much more…

Simon, Gavin and Jared’s Thoughts () In this final section, brimming with spoilers (because you said you liked them) Simon and Gavin are joined by Jared or Pornokitsch and The Kitschie Awards to discuss the book further. They discuss all the things that happen from start to finish, including the ending and why Jared had such an emotional reaction to the book.

Next month on The Readers Book Club () We will be back on the 10th of May for the next Readers Book Club choice which is… ‘The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making’ by Catherynne M. Valente. They will also be joined by a previous favourite guest, Simon’s little sister Miriam! If you have any questions for that show let us know asap!

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