Season 2 begins! And we kick off with a great guest talking with me about one of the best books I've read all year: The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb. Brendan stops by to chat with me about his book, comic books, music, and so much more. He's a man of many talents, and I can't wait for you to hear what he has to say. Please note a portion of our interview does contain spoilers for the book but it is well-marked when we begin the spoiler discussions. See the time stamps to help navigate.
In today's episode I also review the poetry book "It Rained Warm Bread" by Gloria Moskowitz-Sweet and Hope Anita Smith. It tells the story of holocaust survivor Moishe Moskowitz in poetry. It was one of the recommended books by our recent guest Nancy Churnin. You can see my interview with her here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKJ1GGSnAQ0&t=3s&ab_channel=Art%40BookshelfOdyssey
02:39 Book Recommendation - It Rained Warm Bread
09:26 Interview with Brendan Slocumb - introductions, what’s your favorite book, and comic book discussions
15:19 The Violin Conspiracy book discussion - NON SPOILERS
27:42 Discussion about the power of music
35:17 SPOILER DISCUSSION!!! DANGER!
38:11 What are your future plans 40:00 What Have You Read Lately?
43:45 Any advice for a new writer?
45:46 When did you learn that words have power?
The Epic of Gilgamesh
Karma by Michael Albee
A Little Devil in America by Hanif Abdurraqib
Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
The Lioness by Chris Bohjalian
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