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Episode 1: Sam Lipsyte, The Ask

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It’s alive!

The Book Fight podcast officially kicks off with this, its inaugural episode. Tom and Mike talk about Sam Lipsyte’s 2010 novel The Ask, and consider whether there are limitations to the appeal of ironic detachment. Also: Would Holden Caulfield be good in bed? Why does Tom insist on being a cumudgeon, even at Disney World? Does Nicholas Sparks honestly believe he’s better than Hemingway?

You can listen here, by clicking on the little player below, or click on the link to download (right click, save as) and listen in iTunes, or any other mp3-compatible music player. Enjoy!

As always, feel free to leave comments, arguments, diatribes, or reflexive praise in the comments. Or email us, at bookfightpod(at)gmail(dot)com.


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Author: mikeingram25

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