BSG #63: The Bear Was Framed / My Heart Is a Chainsaw

Come along with the Book Squad to Proofrock, Idaho for a slasher-filled discussion of “My Heart Is a Chainsaw” by Stephen Graham Jones! We talk about the main character, Jade, how the novel deals with sexual assault, gentrifiction, and whether this book is scary. Next we get into some listener feedback about “Everyone Knows Your Mother Is a Witch” and catch up with what’s on the Book Squad Blog. Tune in on February 7th for our next Othersode on the HBO series “Station Eleven,” based on the novel by Emily St. John Mandel. Next, read along with us for our February 21st Bookpisode on “Goliath” by Tochi Onyebuchi. Don’t forget to send us your favorite things of 2021 and any other feedback to!


:30 — What were you obsessed with in HS?
10:32 — Book intro
12:50 — Let’s talk about Jade
27:25 — Sexual assault and how the novel deals with it
38:30 — Gentrification
48:31 — What is scary about this book? Is it scary?
58:17 — Pacing
1:05:00 — A trilogy!
1:07:40 — Ratings
1:14:39 — Listener feedback!
1:25:00 — What’s on the blog? What’s up next?

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