The Book Report

The Book Report: Episode 29: Great Literary Friendships

By posted at 6:00 am on August 28, 2015 1

Welcome to a new episode of The Book Report presented by The Millions! This week, inspired by the recent reconciliation of Axl Rose and Slash of Guns N’ Roses, Janet and Mike talk about great literary friendships.

covercovercoverDiscussed in this episode: Scarlett O’Hara, Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell, Rhett Butler, Melanie Wilkes, Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon, The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer, female friendships, P.G. Wodehouse, Jeeves & Wooster, Purity by Jonathan Franzen, birds, “Paradise City” by Guns N’ Roses.

Not discussed in this episode: The obscure Guns N’ Roses cover of the theme song from Barney. Only two seven-inches are known to exist. Janet has both of them.

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One Response to “The Book Report: Episode 29: Great Literary Friendships”

  1. Emily
    at 3:01 pm on August 31, 2015

    Anne Shirley & Diana Barry from the Anne of Green Gables series:
    Like anything from the romanticized, simplified world of Green Gables, this is the friendship I wish I had had as a kid.

    Stannis Baratheon & Ser Davos Seaworth from the Song of Ice & Fire series

    Boris & Theo from “The Goldfinch”

    Sasha & Rob from “A Visit From the Goon Squad”:
    So heartbreaking because as much as she wanted to, she couldn’t be his redemption. But they got the darkness in each other in a way that was so visceral.

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