Hello and welcome to the March edition of Hear…Read This! It features four hosts and two books, making one book club every month.
This month, we’re discussing The Martian by Andy Weir and I’m The King of the Castle by Susan Hill. Take a listen and you’ll hear Simon of SavidgeReads and The Readers, Gav of GavReads and Rob and Kate of Adventures With Words sharing their thoughts.
Section 1: The Martian by Andy Weir
This was Rob’s choice – he had heard many a great things about this book, along with a forthcoming film version. Will we be rooting for our stranded astronaut or hoping he ends up Cast Away?
Section 2: What Else We’ve Been Reading
Before we move on to our second book of the episode, the hosts discuss some of the other books they have been reading this month: Rob shared his thoughts on The Sculptor by Scott McCloud, Simon recommends The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton, The Department of Speculation by Jenny Offill and Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel, Gav is enjoying The Three by Sarah Lotz and Kate discusses A Place Called Winter by Patrick Gale and After Me Comes the Flood by Sarah Perry.
Section 3: I’m The King of the Castle by Susan Hill
This was Simon’s classic choice and a book that many may know from school syllabuses. What will we thing of Susan Hill’s slice of darkness as two young boys take a sinister dislike to one another?
Finally, this is our season finale as we take a break for the summer months. But fear not, Hear… Read This! will return in the autumn!