Books That Burn

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

Highlight 3: Virtual Vandals - Diane Duane

August 10th, 2020

This fortnight we’re discussing “Virtual Vandals” by Diane Duane. This is book one of the series "Tom Clancy's Net Force Explorers". 

Topic 1: Stunted emotional growth. Begins at (1:30), CW for discussion of classism and classist perspectives. 

Topic 2: Threat of physical harm. Begins at (16:44), CW for vehicular manslaughter, threats of murder. 

Topic 3: Neurological damage. Begins at (25:32), CW for physical danger, shock, and brain damage. 

Promo for Garrett Talks to Himself; Spoiler-free wrap-up and ratings: Begins at (36:06). 

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Highlight 2: Salamandastron - Brian Jacques

June 1st, 2020

This fortnight we bring you our discussion of "Salamandastron", our highlight episode from the "Redwall" series by Brian Jacques. 

*Book TW for viral outbreak and quarantine, with fever. 

Topic 1: Epidemic - Dryditch Fever. Begins at (1:30), CW for plague, fear of death, child in danger, sickness, death. 

Topic 2: False accusation. Begins at (14:45), CW for child punishment, false accusation, murder, terrorizing others, threat of physical violence, weapons. 

Topic 3: Parent/child relationships. Begins at (24:30), CW for threats of murder, child abuse, verbal abuse, rage, descriptions of violence. 

Spoiler-free wrap-up and ratings: Begins at (38:45). 

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If you'd like to make a monthly donation, please check us out on Patreon. Patrons at any level will receive the bonus Epilogue episode for this book.

You can check out Robin's written review of the book at Reviews That Burn

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Music provided by HeartBeatArt and is used with permission. 

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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