Episode 245: The Portrayal of Violence in Fiction
This week, Josh and Dietrich discuss the way that authors portray violence in fiction. From the operatic gore of Hannibal to the restrained suggestion made by authors like Janet Evanovich, every author has to choose how best to depict the violence that so often drives plot threads. The two of them debate whether or not the over-the-top violence of The Gone World help or hurt that book, look at those authors that embrace the most extreme versions of violence and the reasons they choose to do so, and discuss how books like The Walking Dead often stumble so badly when it comes to bloodshed. In addition, Josh discusses a remarkable fantasy series set in China, Dietrich revisits the most influential fantasy book of the last thirty years, and they wrap up with a major announcement about the future of the podcast. Seriously, it's huge. DO NOT SKIP THE END. You can send questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.