Hello and welcome to the May edition of Hear…Read This! Once again, it features four hosts and two books, making one book club every month.
This month, we’re discussing what we thought of Three Graves Full by Jamie Mason and The Raw Shark Texts by Steven Hall. Take a listen and you’ll hear Simon of SavidgeReads and The Readers, Gav of GavReads and Kate and Rob of Adventures With Words sharing their thoughts.
Section 1: Three Graves Full by Jamie Mason
This was Simon’s choice and chosen as a book that is said to combine comedy with a murder mystery “of Hitchcockian proportions”. It’s a debut, plus it’s published by One, a new imprint from Pushkin Press, so we were all keen to see if we’d enjoy it. Will it be more Rear Window or more backdoor recycling?
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 has enjoyed Sex Criminals, by Matt Fraction by Chip Zdarsky, Simon recommends Bonita Avenue by Peter Buwalda, Gav thought Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris was a great read and Kate has kicked off a new obsession by reading Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne-Jones.
Section 3: The Raw Shark Texts by Steven Hall
This was Rob’s ‘classic’ choice, although in this case it’s a classic more because of its cult status – it was actually published in 2007. Hall was featured on Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists 2013, and The Raw Shark Texts is known as a combination of The Matrix, Jaws and Neverwhere. Where we bitten by this book?
Here are next month’s choices by Gav and Kate:
We hope you enjoy listening.