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This month, Slate Book Review editor Dan Kois, DoubleX co-founder Hanna Rosin, and Brow Beat editor David Haglund discuss Rachel Kushner’s fiery novel of the 1970s New York art scene, Italian radicals, and motorcycles, The Flamethrowers. The panel was split on this one, with Rosin thrilled by Kushner’s ideas and Kois frustrated by the book’s construction. (David Haglund, blurb machine, said that he was “almost never bored,” which in fact is rare praise.)
Next month the Audio Book Club will discuss Orson Scott Card’s classic sci-fi novel Ender’s Game, in anticipation of the big movie release this fall. Join us on Oct. 4 for that conversation.
The Audio Book Club is sponsored by Audible.com.
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