Books That Burn

A book review podcast where we discuss how authors treat and traumatize their characters.

Series 1, Episode 4: Clariel - Garth Nix

October 21st, 2019

Our fourth episode is about the book Clariel, book four in the Old Kingdom series by Garth Nix. The story is set before Sabriel, but it should be read as book four because the narration speaks of events in the first three books. 

Topic 1: Aziminil. Begins at (0:59), CW for mentions of slavery. 

Topic 2: Clariel being abandoned and generally neglected. Begins at (16:00), CW for death, abandonment, parental abuse, and dismissal of autonomy/agency. 

Topic 3: Clariel being pursued against her will. Begins at (25:20), CW for imprisonment, abandonment, and discussion of parental neglect/abuse/death. 

Spoiler-free wrap-up and ratings: Begins at (38:00). 

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Series 1, Episode 3: Abhorsen - Garth Nix

October 6th, 2019

Our third episode is about the book Abhorsen, book three in the Old Kingdom series by Garth Nix. 

Topic 1: Nick and kidnapping/gaslighting. Begins at (0:55), CW for death, violence, mention of psychotic break. 

Topic 2: Sam as a Wallmaker. Begins at (11:58), CW for death, discussion of queer/closeted trauma, mention of queerbaiting, mention of whitewashing. 

Topic 3: Sam and fear of Death. Begins at (25:34), CW for death, PTSD, physical trauma, confronting an abuser. 

Spoiler-free wrap-up and ratings: Begins at (34:11). 

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Series 1, Episode 2: Lirael - Garth Nix

October 6th, 2019

Our second episode is about the book Lirael, book two in the Old Kingdom series by Garth Nix. 

Topic 1: Mr. Cochrane and dealing with existential horror. Begins at (0:45), CW for death, violence, mention of psychotic break. 

Topic 2: Lirael and parental abandonment. Begins at (14:35), CW for death, parental loss, abandonment, loss of identity. 

Topic 3: Lirael and depression/suicidal tendencies. Begins at (22:02), CW for death, abandonment, implicated suicide attempts, TW for suicidal ideation. 

Spoiler-free wrap-up and ratings: Begins at (38:17). 

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Series 1, Episode 1: Sabriel - Garth Nix

October 6th, 2019

Our first episode is about the book Sabriel, book one in the Old Kingdom series by Garth Nix. 

Topic 1: Touchstone's PTSD and loss. Begins at (1:30), CW for loss (family, culture, identity), PTSD, mocking nickname, death, ritual sacrifice. 

Topic 2: Sabriel dealing with human death. Begins at (11:25), CW for death, loss of family member, animal death, swearing/language. 

Topic 3: Sabriel dealing with the loss of her father. Begins at (20:06), CW for death of a parent, grief, denial of loss. 

Spoiler-free wrap-up and ratings: Begins at (32:20). 

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Trailer - Books That Burn

October 6th, 2019

Hello and welcome to Books That Burn, the fortnightly book review podcast discussing fictional depictions of trauma in a low stress and minimal cw/tw manner. 

Our stand-alone and highlight episodes can be enjoyed in any order, and each series is clearly labeled. 

You can find all of our episode transcripts at Transcripts That Burn

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