Books That Burn

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

Highlight 1: The Hork-Bajir Chronicles - K. A. Applegate (Updated)

March 23rd, 2020

This fortnight we bring you our discussion of "Hork Bajir Chronicles", our highlight episode from the "Animorphs" series by K. A. Applegate. 

(This episode has been updated to fix a compiling error in the wrap-up.)

*Book TW for viral outbreak and quarantine. 

Topic 1: Sensory Overload. Begins at (1:30), CW for discussion of narcissism. 

Topic 2: Massacre. Begins at (20:00), CW for loss of family members, death. 

Topic 3: Betrayal. Begins at (34:30), CW for betrayal, lying, gaslighting, controlling behavior. 

Spoiler-free wrap-up and ratings: Begins at (49:15). 

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Stand-Alone 3: In Fury Born - David Weber

March 9th, 2020

This fortnight we bring you our discussion of "In Fury Born", a stand-alone book by David Weber. You may know the second half of this book as "Path of the Fury". "In Fury Born" adds a book-length prequel and edits some sections of the original text. Our discussion covers the expanded and edited book. 

Entire book: TW for descriptions of combat and violence. 

Topic 1: Character Descriptions. Begins at (1:30), CW for character death, explicit wounds mentioned, mention of funerals, military life descriptions. 

Topic 2: Massacre. Begins at (13:30), CW for character death, slaughter, massacre, loss of close friends, physical combat, military life descriptions, loss of family members. 

Topic 3: Betrayal. Begins at (25:15), CW for death, betrayal, PTSD. 

Spoiler-free wrap-up and ratings: Begins at (36:40). 

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