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The Book Club Review

Mar 19, 2017

We discuss South Korean author Han Kang's short novel about a troubled woman who decides to stop eating meat.

We also look at international bestseller of yesteryear The Reader by Bernhard Schlink, which found fame in the author's native Germany before making its way onto Oprah Winfrey's book club list, and becoming an Oscar winning film starring Ralph Fiennes and Kate Winslet. But twenty years on, does the book still hold its appeal? And more to the point, were either of these books good book club books?

We also interview science journalist Sue Nelson about starting her book club in a small village where she didn't really know anybody.

Books mentioned on this episode:

  • Nothing to Envy: Real Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick
  • All for Nothing by Walter Kempowski
  • The Tobacconist and A Whole Life by Robert Seethaler