Episode 230: Sci-Fi Vs. Fantasy
This week, Josh and Dietrich sit down to discuss the amazing novel The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani. The pair discuss the unusual structure of the book, and how it eschews the expected murder mystery, instead conducting a post mortem on a horrifying crime. Josh discusses the character development in the book, and how Slimani fleshes out a trio of deeply flawed yet very human characters. Dietrich raves about the unexpected ending that would have been infuriating in a lesser book, but seems to fit more in this book. In addition, Josh discusses a crime novel that has inspired the likes of Dennis Lehane and Elmore Leonard, Dietrich continues his appreciation of the Broken Earth trilogy, and they wrap up with a discussion of a YouTube television series that's much better than expected, a film that's much more disappointing than expected, and a podcast examining the cheerful topic of ISIS. You can send questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.