Welcome to the latest episode of The Readers, this week Thomas and Simon talk about short stories and whether too many books get published every year. Oh and Simon just drops into the conversation that he has read a book featuring boats AND talking horses that he loved…
Short Stories () Simon has not always been the biggest fan of short stories, apart from those featuring Mr Sherlock Holmes, however it seems he has now got the bug and so wanted to talk to Thomas about them. They talk about collections of stories they have loved, collections they have meant to read and how some short stories can be as powerful as a 500 page novel.
Too Many Books Being Published? () Since Simon has both read for Fiction Uncovered and also since he found out how many books were published in both the UK and US in 2012 and 2013 (the number has gone up) he has been feeling that too many books get published every year. Thomas thinks the opposite, they discuss, possibly have tantrums and try and find out who is right? Whose side are you on?
Next time on the Readers () Thomas and Simon will be back in two weeks with more book based banter… or maybe it will be Simon and Gavin?