Tania and Kirt wrap up the year with some taking stock, looking back, and fondly remembering. We also end 2015 with a fantastic, and fantastical, novel. Half World generated a lot of topics for us to cover. We talk about Japanese mythology, the immigrant experience, feminism, and the subversion of western fantasy tropes (it sounds a lot more intellectual than it is). We hope it makes your ears happy, even though the recording isn’t the best. Kirt did do a sound check, and everything seemed fine, but the microphone seems to have wanted to focus on Tania’s voice. Can you blame it?
We also officially announce that our next book pick for the January podcast will be the most recent Giller winner Us Conductors by Sean Michaels.
Other books discussed in this podcast:
- Blind Spot by Laurence Miall
- The Girls Who Saw Everything by Sean Dixon
- The Widow Tree by Nicole Lundrigan
- Frog Music by Emma Donoghue
- The Broken Hours by Jacqueline Baker
- Butcher’s Crossing by John Williams
- Chorus of Mushrooms by Hiromi Goto
- The Shape I Gave You by Martha Baillie
- Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami
- Wayward by Jim Zub and Steve Cummings