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Five Minute Fiction

Learn everything you need to know about a new book each week without even having to bother reading it. Ex-bookseller, publisher and writer Iain Martin leads you through the terrifying world of contemporary fiction from deep within the imposing Bookface Tower.
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Now displaying: March, 2016

Books. We've all read them, but are they any good?

Mar 28, 2016
41. The Entirely Accurate Encyclopaedia of Evolution

An Embarrassment of Riches - The Writing Career of Robert Newman. This week we look at his intensely brainy new comedy book about evolution. 

Mar 22, 2016
40. The Guest Cat

This week it's all about Cats. Cats, and eye-watering scenes of audio torture as our tame actor Tudor Beamage gives us a terrible peek into his brutal world. All in the name of books. 

 

I ask you.

Mar 15, 2016
39. A Death In the Family

Let's nail my colours to the mast here. If Knausgaard thought it was a struggle to write the bloody thing, that's nothing compared to what I feel after reading half of book one. God have mercy.

Mar 8, 2016
38. What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

Murakami. Running. Minimalist.

Mar 1, 2016
37. Back To Moscow

Shoutouts this week to Robin and Josie's Book Shambles and Backlisted - two other fine book-related podcasts.

I'm discussing Back To Moscow by Guillermo Erades - a drinking and shagging bildungsroman which rapidly became hella-compelling and almost addictive.

The actor Tudor Beamage, meanwhile, delves into the fan-mail in order to validate his existence and learns of a dangerous movement...

Peace, love and books X 

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