Episode 237: The Mini Primers
This week, Josh and Dietrich put together a list of mini-primers, giving quick starting points on half a dozen authors. Where should you start your exploration of Philip K Dick? Why is David Mitchell's best book the worst place to start? How is it possible that one book can be an amazing starting point for two different authors on this list? It's a quick look at how to get into some of the finest authors available. In addition, Josh raves about a one-shot story from one of their favorite fantasy authors that pays tribute to one of the most legendary Westerns of all time, Dietrich revisits several of the pulpiest of Stephen King pulp, and Josh discusses a book that can be compared in the best way to Cloud Atlas. Finally, they wrap up with penis graffiti, a brilliant but depressing look at our broken justice system, and Bob Odenkirk. It's an odd off the bookshelves section. You can send questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.