BSG #67: Not a Beach Read / Sundial

We’re going deep into the Mojave desert this week to talk about Catriona Ward’s new novel Sundial. Join the squad as we discuss the book’s structure, perspective vs. reality, wild plot twists, and unexpected reveals. Then we get into some listener feedback about “Reprieve” and catch up with what’s on the blog. Tune in on May 30th for our next Othersode about “I Kissed Shara Wheeler” by Casey McQuiston. We’ll be joined by special guest Susie Dumond, author of “Queerly Beloved,” so you don’t wanna miss it! Then, read along with us for our next Bookpisode on “Book of Night” by Holly Black, featuring special guest Ellis, on June 13th. Send us feedback and tell us what you consider a “beach read.” Email us at or DM us on social media!

:30 – Icebreakers and intros!
15:00 – Trigger warnings and book intro
19:30 – Multiple POVs and nonlinearity
35:40 – Reality, unreliable narrators, how the book would be different with other perspectives
51:03 – More about plot twists
57:50 – Animal cruelty. Why?
1:05:30 – Ratings!
1:13:08 – Feedback
1:20:40 – What’s on the blog? What’s up next?

Links: Emily’s interview with Catriona Ward:

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