Gobbledygeek episode 170, “S: Part 1 – Writing in the Margins (feat. Pam Smith),” is available for listening or download right here, and on iTunes here.
This week marks the beginning of our very first Gobbledy-Book Club, in which we’ll be discussing the J.J. Abrams/Doug Dorst novel S. every week of February. For our first discussion, Paul and AJ talk the book’s first three chapters with the lovely Pam Smith, who may or may not be married to one of your dashing hosts. The gang discusses the book’s seriously ingenious book-within-a-book structure, the pervasive concept of multiple identities, the numerous thematic/stylistic ties to Abrams’ Lost, all those cool little inserts, and how exactly you’re supposed to read the damn thing. Plus, we pay our respects to the late, great Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Next: the Gobbledy-Book Club continues with a discussion of chapters 4-6, pp. 111-259.