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Episode 165: John Connolly, The Book of Lost Things

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This week’s book was a Mike pick. A novel that draws on elements of familiar fairy tales and mythic stories, yet plays with them in a way that feels original. The author was new to us, but he’s well-known by readers of crime novels–he’s written a series of books featuring a private detective named Charlie Parker. This book seems like a departure for him, though.


We also talk this week about raccoons, because that’s something we do. Plus: the return of a long-dormant segment that has to do with Tom’s pants.

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Author: mikeingram25

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One thought on “Episode 165: John Connolly, The Book of Lost Things

  1. I could never listen to music while writing, I always found it too distracting, but like you, I recently found that a film score can work, as the music tends to be minimal and atmospheric. I write quite a bit of horror, and I find John Carpenter’s PRINCE OF DARKNESS soundtrack to be the perfect piece of music to keep me focused. It is so driving and hypnotic, I’ve often played the entire record three or four times through, which is impressive because I almost never write for more than an hour at a time, but this music can keep me going.

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