Books That Burn

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

Stand-Alone 1: The Supernaturalist - Eoin Colfer

November 18th, 2019

Our episode this fortnight is about the book "The Supernaturalist", a stand-alone book by Eoin Colfer. 

Topic 1: Ziplock, slavery. Begins at (1:30); CW for physical abuse, emotional abuse, abuse through food restriction/manipulation, slavery mention, chain/handcuffs mention, suicidal tendencies, self harm, human experimentation; TW for description of physical torture. 

Topic 2: Cosmo, paradox of choice. Begins at (10:15); CW for dismissal of identity, abuse by control, human experimentation, dismissal of autonomy. 

Topic 3: Cosmo, test subject. Begins at (22:45); CW for dismissal of identity, abuse by control, human experimentation, dismissal of autonomy. 

Spoiler-free wrap-up and ratings: Begins at (31:45). 

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Series 1, Minisode 1: Mogget in The Old Kingdom

November 18th, 2019

Our full episode of Goldenhand had a missing segment due to some audio issues, here we present to you a re-recorded version of that discussion. We took the opportunity to have a more in-depth conversation about Mogget that spans the entire Old Kingdom series. 

This minisode is full of spoilers for the entire Old Kingdom series and does not have a spoiler-free section. 

CW for slavery, brainwashing. 

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Series 1, Episode 5: Goldenhand - Garth Nix

November 4th, 2019

Our fifth episode is about the book Goldenhand, book five in the Old Kingdom series by Garth Nix. 

[Topic 1: Mogget, free will. No audio for the minor character spotlight this week, due to insurmountable audio issues. The ratings for this topic remain in the wrap-up.] 

Topic 2: Ferin, physical suffering. Begins at (1:34), CW for physical suffering, broken bones, description of injuries. 

Topic 3: Ferin, death. Begins at (10:45), CW for death. 

Spoiler-free wrap-up and ratings: Begins at (18:00). 

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