Hillary Mantel

Podcast #1: Will Self’s Umbrella

UmbrellaAs promised we’ve begun our podcasting!  We couldn’t think of a more fitting way to kick things off then to open up the group discussions with a chat about the novel all of us felt rather “eh” about, Will Self’s Umbrella.

In this premiere episode, Mike compares reading the novel to listening to a classic Monty Python sketch, Karli wonders what a movie adaptation would look like, Michelle plays a round of “spot that song,” Penny chews a piece of tripe, and Jackie reveals that she does in fact have a penis catalog, but that sadly it’s retired.

Over next several weeks well continue podcasting about each of the titles that are short listed for the 2012 Man Booker award.  Look for us to tackle Hilary Mantel’s Bring Up the Bodies sometime next week.