BSG #46: Super Into Twins / The Vanishing Half
Join the #BookSquad for a chat about Brit Bennett’s newest novel, “The Vanishing Half.” We discuss memory and time, identity and choice, and performance, as well as our favorite stories about twins. Next, we read some listener feedback on “Magic for Liars” and “We Set the Dark on Fire” and catch up with what’s on the #BookSquadBlog, including a spooky movie series and book and TV reviews. Watch “The Haunting of Bly Manor” on Netflix for our next #Othersode on October 19, and read along for our next #Bookpisode on Paul Tremblay’s “Survivor Song” on November 2. Send your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org!
:30 – Icebreaker q and intros!
9:20 – Book intro
11:06 – Time, memory, structure
17:30 – Identity struggles and crises
32:25 – Let’s talk about race
48:10 – Moralizing and where the characters end up
62:30 – Ratings!
1:07:37 – Feedback
1:15:23 – What’s on the blog? What’s up next?
Link to Mean Book Club’s “Couple Next Door” Episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-couple-next-door-by-shari-lapena/id1434373989?i=1000491312268
Emily on Hugos There Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hugos-there-podcast-45-american-gods-by-neil-gaiman/id1214652745?i=1000493230070