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Othersode #47: There Are Worse Things Than Korn / Lovecraft Country

Join the Squad on a sci-fi/fantasy/horror adventure as we discuss the HBO series “Lovecraft Country.” We talk about HP Lovecraft and race, how the show plays with genre, the unique structure of the series, and our favorite characters. Next, we dig into some listener feedback on “The Haunting of Bly Manor” and catch up with what’s on the #BookSquadBlog, including Bachelorette recaps and a holiday movie series! Read along with us for our next bookpisode on “Docile” by K. M. Szpara (November 30th), and join us for our fourth annual Best of the Year #othersode on December 14th (LOL good luck to us coming up with great things from 2020).

0:30 – Intros and horror questions!
4:38 – Spoiler warning and show introduction
8:54 – Lovecraft and race
16:30 – Playing with genre
24:26– Structure: magic, feature episodes, and Christina’s nonsense
49:09 – Christina and Ruby
59:11 – Other characters
1:28:44 – Listener feedback!
1:33:40 – What’s up next? What’s on the blog?

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