The Book Report: Episode 32: ‘The Mark and the Void’ by Paul Murray

October 23, 2015 | 2 books mentioned

Some people just want to watch the world burn, but this episode of The Book Report proves that Janet and Mike are not those people. They read Paul Murray’s The Mark and the Void, a tragicomic novel about the Irish financial crisis, and couldn’t quite bring themselves to laugh gleefully while the Emerald Isle imploded, despite the fact that Paul Murray is a charming devil of a genius and they love him.

covercoverDiscussed in this episode: The Mark and the Void, Skippy Dies, horror movies, Masters of the Universe levels of evil, the early days of Janet’s writing career, time travel, the term “madcap,” when it’s okay to throw someone out of your house (namely, when they drink your champagne).

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

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