In our second show this season we covered a classic and acclaimed book. Things got off to a rough start when someone decided he was going to fact check all the words used that he did not understand, this further digressed into a quizzical 3rd grade discussion about basic mathematics terminology.
After this sabotage attempt, the debate picked up. Wilk blasted the book’s concept and basically wrote it off for the rest of the show. He continued to cherry pick digs on his co-hosts while providing almost zero insight on the book’s qualities. The stunt resembled a vacuum of intergalactic negligence, as it unfortunately sucked all traces of positive energy from the show.
Eventually we made it out alive, and even got to caressing each other by the end of the recording.
WRITTEN BOOK REVIEWS:
Ryan: 3 1/2 Stars “…A journey of self that is both compelling and crushing in its introspection…”
(Click the links to read full written reviews on Goodreads.com)
On the show we mentioned that Daniel Keyes received SFWA’s Author Emeritus Award. Here is a link to his acceptance speech at the 2000 Nebula Awards on Scott Edelmen’s YouTube Channel where he reflects on his success with “Flowers for Algernon”:
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