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The Book Club Review

Feb 20, 2018

We find out what Kate's book club made of Dr Fischer of Geneva, or The Bomb Party, by Graham Greene. Published in 1980, at the end of Greene’s life, this novella explores ideas of love, morality, good and evil, but did it strike any chords with our book club? Listen in to find out. In our regular interview we talked to Phil Chaffee about his intellectually hard-hitting book club, and the conversations that change you. And we finish with some recommendations for your next book club read.

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Books mentioned in this episode: Compass by Mathias Enard (trans. Charlotte Mandel), A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway, Brighton Rock and The Quiet American by Graham Greene, Babette’s Feast by Isak Dinesen, The Earthsea Quartet by Ursula Le Guin, Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel, Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi and Lullaby by Leïla Slimani (trans. Sam Taylor).

For our next book club we will be reading and discussing Swing Time by Zadie Smith.