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    In this episode, Tod, Rider, and Julia take on Ron Currie Jr.’s new novel, Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles.

    One of the podcast’s most intense discussion ensues, primarily regarding the book’s masculinity.

    What makes a book manly, anyway? And why is Rider quoting Legends of the Fall? The words “trope” and “deconstruction” figure prominently.

    But first up, in this week’s Bookshelf Roulette, Julia lands on a Lonely Planet, Tod talks about boogers (amazingly, this is totally on-topic) and Rider complains about drunk LA writers. Rider complains about drunk dude writers a lot in this episode.

    Enjoy, and let us know what YOU think!

    Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles Cover Hi res



2 Responses to Episode 27: Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles

  • gyoomri wrote on April 18, 2013 at 9:38 //

    “Oh you’re screwing an undergrad, way to go fat old drunk writer guy.” Hahaha!
    I liked Rider and Julia’s banter over the manic pixie trope duality.

  • Katie Loss wrote on April 25, 2013 at 1:45 //

    The universe gave me a good humored wink today: Bukowski’s Betting on the Muse was mentioned near the end of Len Edgerly’s The Kindle Chronicles #245 as a book whose Kindle price had dropped to $2.99. My phone then automatically switched to this episode where the first book mentioned was…the same. ;0 Now how coincidental is that!? And Bukowski hasn’t crossed my consciousness in years.