The Book Report: Episode 28: ‘As I Lay Dying’ and ‘The Scarlet Letter’

August 14, 2015 | 5 books mentioned 2

covercoverWelcome to a new episode of The Book Report presented by The Millions! This week, Janet and Mike present the second installment of Back 2 School, in which they read books they never got around to reading in high school. This time, Janet slogs through Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, and Mike has a much better time with William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying.

Discussed in this episode: pet names, dark humor, the Coen Brothers, unembalmed corpses, Weekend at Bernie’s (dir. Ted Kotcheff), Dune by Frank Herbert, boring-ass love affairs, pale trembling men, sex scenes, Hester Prynne, pastors, The Martian by Andy Weir, Colin Dickey.

Discussed in this episode but cut for time: Mike making fun of Colin Dickey for 47 straight minutes. Don’t worry. It’ll be an extra on the DVD.

The Book Report is everyone's favorite weekly, literary show. Hosted by Janet Potter and Michael Schaub.

2 comments:

  1. This is embarrassing- what a deplorable slander of a greatly insightful work on the social and religious conditions of the United States!
    DON’T BOTHER READING with such lazy and pompous attitudes.

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