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A weekly podcast on reading, writing, and the art of going mad. If you are looking for writing tips and NPR whisper-voices, this isn’t the podcast for you.

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Aug 2, 2015

<p>What is the difference between popular books and “Literature”? The DB shares his opinions. </p>

 

<p>Also, The DB contrasts cheap suspense with the idea of a “flowering” narrative.</p>

 

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<h1 id="mentioned-on-the-show">Mentioned on the show</h1>

 

<p><a href="https://www.masterclass.com/classes/james-patterson-teaches-writing">James Patterson Masterclass</a></p>

 

<p><a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/freakonomics-radio/id354668519?mt=2&amp;at=11lSgf">Freakonomics Podcast</a></p>

 

<p><a href="http://amzn.to/1LXonqs">Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson</a></p>

 

<p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1400079276/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=1400079276&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=palfircre-20&amp;linkId=3G7ZVSFU4FDIRC4F">Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami</a><img src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=palfircre-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=1400079276" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt=""></p>

 

<p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;field-keywords=the%20sound%20and%20the%20fury%20by%20william%20faulkner&amp;linkCode=ur2&amp;rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Athe%20sound%20and%20the%20fury%20by%20william%20faulkner&amp;sprefix=The%20sound%20and%20%2Caps%2C221&amp;tag=palfircre-20&amp;url=search-alias%3Daps&amp;linkId=KUEUW4UI2DQKZ7K7">The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner</a><img src="https://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=palfircre-20&amp;l=ur2&amp;o=1" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt=""></p>

 

<p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0451414128/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=0451414128&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=palfircre-20&amp;linkId=2XCDFIWMZWWSCSLQ">One of Harlan Coben’s Books</a><img src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=palfircre-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0451414128" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt=""></p>

 

<p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0684848155/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=0684848155&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=palfircre-20&amp;linkId=XTJAL7XTP73XKIYU">Underworld: A Novel by Don DeLillo</a><img src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=palfircre-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0684848155" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt=""></p>

 

<p><a href="http://www.thestranger.com/books/features/2015/02/27/21792750/things-i-can-say-about-mfa-writing-programs-now-that-i-no-longer-teach-in-one">An interesting (and controversial) article on MFAs</a></p>

 

<p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0061565318/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=0061565318&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=palfircre-20&amp;linkId=OHL3CO3WJUFQITMR">Bel Canto (P.S.) by Ann Patchett</a><img src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=palfircre-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0061565318" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt=""></p>

 

<p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1476746583/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=1476746583&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=palfircre-20&amp;linkId=TAJFZWFIAOJPUHIN">All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doer</a><img src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=palfircre-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=1476746583" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt=""></p>

 

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<h1 id="dans-recommendation-of-the-month">Dan’s Recommendation of the Month</h1>

 

<p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1400079276/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=1400079276&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=palfircre-20&amp;linkId=3G7ZVSFU4FDIRC4F">Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami</a><img src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=palfircre-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=1400079276" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt=""></p>

 

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