Boars, Gore, and Swords

Stranger Things, the Netflix-original Spielbergian YA horror show starring Winona Ryder, David Habour, & Matthew Modine is on tap this week. Every fourth week Ivan and Red break from the book club and cover something different, and this time it was an easy choice, as Stranger Things is definitely What You Should Be Watching. Next week we will return to our coverage of FeastDance.

Direct download: 2016-07-25_BGaS_Episode_211_WYSBW_Stranger_Things.mp3
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The Boars, Gore, and Swords book club forges on with the Boiled Leather chapter order combining George R.R. Martin's A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons. In this week's episode, Ivan and Red cover the chapters "The Prophet" and "The Captain of the Guards" from A Feast for Crows. They discuss the religious importance of drowning, weapon-based objectophilia, and which European landmarks found their way to Dorne.

Direct download: 2016-07-18_BGaS_Episode_210_FD02.mp3
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TODAY IS THE DAY WE BEGIN A FEAST FOR CROWS AND A DANCE WITH DRAGONS, books 4 and 5 of George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire. Per the will of our bannermen and our patrons, we've decided to cover these books in an interleaved order organized by Sean T. Collins. The first two chapters in this new order are both of the prologues, first ADwD and then AFfC, and so that's what we discuss in this episode.

During the podcast, Red recommends Tamora Pierce's Beka Cooper trilogy, available here.


Direct download: 2016-07-11_BGaS_Episode_209_FD01.mp3
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With Season 6 of Game of Thrones in the bag, Ivan and Red return to their chapter by chapter book club. Using the reading guide that was provided by Bannerman Michelle Victory prior to season 5 of Game of Thrones, they finish up A Storm of Swords by covering Samwell IV, Jon XI, skipping the previously covered Tyrion XI and then going on to Samwell V and Jon XII. Next week we'll move on to A Feast for Crows.

Direct download: 2016-07-04_BGaS_Episode_208_ASoS41.mp3
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