Episode 235: Flawed Books that we Love
This week, Josh and Dietrich look at some of their favorite books that succeed despite some very blatant flaws. They discuss the absurd premise of The Guns of the South, the despicable protagonist of Point of Impact, the stumbles of Raylan, and more, discussing what it is that these books do to overcome, and even embrace their flaws. The two talk about the difference between these books that work for them, and those books unable to overcome similar flaws. In addition, Josh raves about a book by a tragically lost true crime master and a collection of lurid pulp covers that celebrate the best in this forgotten genre. Dietrich finishes out the NK Jesimin trilogy with the best of the three, and discusses the graphic novel adaptation of their favorite podcast, a book that rocketed to the top of the NY Times Bestseller list. Finally, they wrap up with a disappointing sophomore series to Hulu's flagship show The Handmaid's Tale, and a pair of surrealistic movies, one horrifying, and one as relevant as it is insane. You can send questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.