Ep 166; Five (Six) Favourite Books

As Simon has some post surgery recovery Thomas is joined by the wonderful Frances as she talks about five books she thinks that you should all be reading…

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Five Favourites From Frances () Frances shares some of her favourite books that you might just want to read.

Frances’ Five (Six) Books:


The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith

(Also mentioned The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith, American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser)

Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke

(Also mentioned Foucault’s Pendulum by Umberto Eco, The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown, The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco, The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz-Zafon, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan)

The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic

(Also mentioned Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis)

Bartleby the Scrivener by Herman Melville and Bartleby and Company by Enrique Vila-Matas

(White Fang by Jack London, White Jacket by Herman Melville, Moby Dick by Herman Melville, Tepper isn’t Going Out by Calvin Trillin)

Orlando by Virginia Woolf

(To the Lighthouse, A Room of One’s Own, Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf, The Hours by Michael Cunningham)

Other books and authors we talked about:

Hagseed by Margaret Atwood, The Tempest by William Shakespeare, Mothering Sunday by Graham Swift, Mr. Mac and Me by Esther Freud, William Morris: A Life for Our Time by Fiona McCarthy, Peacock and Vine by A.S. Byatt, Bob Dylan, Patrick Modiano, Doris Lessing, Toni Morrison, Gunther Grass, J.D. Salinger, Sinclair Lewis, Sartre, Your Face Tomorrow trilogy by Javier and The Infatuations by Javier Marias, The Moth Snowstorm by Michael McCarthy, At Hawthorne Time by Melissa Harrison, Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel, At Last, Loss for Words, and On the Edge by Edward St. Aubyn, The Last First Day by Carried Brown, Like Death by Guy de Maupassant)

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 () Simon and Thomas will be reunited in two weeks when they will be back with more book based banter.

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