Mike loves Kiran's taste in music books so lucky for him Kiran brings in a real gem, Mars By 1980 - The Story of Electronic Music. Covering some of Mike and Kiran's favourite musicians, the book tells the history of electronic music and it's rise to mainstream. Ending with a track by the first 'adult tv show' Mikey ever liked, Dr. Who. Classic.
Eli joins Jenna and Mikey to review Munmunby Jesse Andrews, it's what the kids are reading these days. From the author of 'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl', this novel is set in a dystopian land where your size represents your wealth. Is this just and horrifying as the Stephen King novels Mikey read growing up? Sounds like it.
With all the great women that are around us, The Only Girl writer on the masthead of Rolling Stone Magazine in the early 70's is on Kiran's mind this morning. Kiran brings in Robin Green's glorious biography; what it was like to be a woman in a man's world, and what Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.'s waterbed is like too?
This week is a little different, we're delving into the world of graphic novels. It's not Jenna's specialty but she's thoroughly excited by her first experience with Sabrina. Although it's got dark themes, it's a worth the read, I mean, it was long listed for The Man Booker Prize. Wowee!
Kiran returns to commemorate Mark E. Smith with Messing up the Paintwork. A book that contains all of the glorious wisdom of this eccentric character for those who miss him terribly. But Kiran reckons everybody loves a bit of The Fall, right?!
Suri joins us today with a read that's perhaps not so loose (sorry). Beth Macy's Dopesick, tackles the ongoing opioid crisis in America, with heartbreaking stories of addicts and alike. A book that despite it's heartbreaking nature, is a must-read and needs to be heard; the expert says.
Ready for some true crime grit early on Monday morning? Jenna is. Fiona Kidman depicts the story of Albert Black, aka 'the jukebox killer' in 'This Mortal Boy', won't give too much away but safe to say Jenna's a fan...
What starts as a book review regarding a classic pop musician, of the new biography Paul Simon: The Life, slowly turns in to a rag-fest - complete with caller anecdotes and the obligatory Muppet tale interjection from Sarah. Sheesh.