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The End of the World As We Know It: Blindness by José Saramago

The End of the World As We Know It: Blindness by José Saramago

CW: this discussion covers ableism towards the visually impaired, death, and fecal material.

Melody kicks off Dexter’s theme of dystopia and post-apocalyptic books with José Saramago’s story of ableism, human misery, and long form poop description Blindness.

The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

We end the current cycle with Jon’s pick, a classic story of existential dread and body horror. It’s Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis.

Rooms by Lauren Oliver

Rooms by Lauren Oliver

CW: This book features molestation, suicide ideation, and abortion, which the hosts discuss.

Our next cycle starts with Melody picking Lauren Oliver’s Rooms, a ghost story unlike any we’ve read before.

The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

Diana takes us on a story of intrigue and betrayal that spans two World Wars in Kate Quinn's The Alice Network.  

Animal Farm by George Orwell

Animal Farm by George Orwell

CW: we get political and shit. You have been warned. 

Jon ends the first cycle for the hosts with some shorter, but meatier fare: George Orwell's allegory for the Russian Revolution, Animal Farm. 

Thanks to the BBC for providing the biography of George Orwell used in this episode. Link