The Audio Book Club on Netherland.

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July 16 2008 10:35 AM

The Audio Book Club on Netherland

Our critics discuss Joseph O'Neill's novel.

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Netherland by Joseph O'Neill

This month, Stephen Metcalf, Meghan O'Rourke, and Katie Roiphe discuss Joseph O'Neill's Netherland, which New York Times reviewer Dwight Garner described as "the wittiest, angriest, most exacting and most desolate work of fiction we've yet had about life in New York and London after the World Trade Center fell." The discussion lasts around 45 minutes.

If you'd like to get an early start on the next book-club selection, we've chosen Evelyn Waugh's classic novel of friendship and family Brideshead Revisited. We'll post that discussion in August.

You can also listen to any of our previous club meetings by clicking on the links below *:

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Stephen Metcalf is Slate's critic at large. He is working on a book about the 1980s.

Meghan O'Rourke is Slate's culture critic and an advisory editor. She was previously an editor at The New Yorker. The Long Goodbye, a memoir about her mother's death, is now out in paperback.

Katie Roiphe, professor at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, is the author of Uncommon Arrangements: Seven Marriages and In Praise of Messy Lives.