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Bookrageous Podcast: Book Club Discussion – Chinaman by Shehan Karunatilaka

I have been a massive fan of the Bookrageous Podcast since day one. I met Jenn Northington at Wi5 in San Jose in 2010 only briefly but thanks to the magic of twitter managed to stay in contact and become friends. When she started a podcast with Josh Christie and Rebecca Schinsky it was a no brainier to listen and what a fantastic series of podcasts they’ve produced. If you haven’t listened before go and subscribe now! When they asked me to be a part of their book club discussion of Chinaman (aka The Legend of Pradeep Mathew) by Shehan Karunatilaka there was absolutely no way I could say no, time zones be damned! It was so much fun to record and to chat with Jenn and Rebecca about a truly amazing book (Josh unfortunately was double booked!)

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Bookrageous Episode 40; The Legend of Pradeep Mathew

Intro Music; Cricket — The Kinks

What We’re Reading


[1:17] The Twelve, Justin Cronin, October 16 2012

[1:49] The Cutting Season, Attica Locke, September 1 2012

[2:35] Secrets of the Tides, Hannah Richell


[3:30] The Legend of Pradeep Mathew, Shehan Karunatilaka

[4:10] The End of the World As We Know It, Robert Goolrick

[5:15] The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald

[5:30] Faitheist, Chris Stedman, November 6 2012


[6:45] Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace


[8:35] Old Man’s War, John Scalzi

[9:44] Dial H, China Mieville

[10:20] The Age of Miracles, Karen Thompson Walker (review on

Intermission; Sri Lanka — Colorpulse

The Legend of Pradeep Mathew

[12:20] “Chinaman”

[13:30] Cricket!

[15:00] The Art of Fielding, Chad Harbach

[16:15] Kudos to Bookavore

[16:45] “Reading a writer writing about a writer who’s writing about writing”

[21:30] Peter Jackson’s Forgotten Silver

[30:07] The Cage, Gordon Weiss, September 1 2012

[31:30] Half of a Yellow Sun, Chimamanada Ngozi Adichie

[32:20] Graywolf Press

[35:00] Commonwealth Book Prize

[36:15] What we’d recommend next: The Art of Fielding, Chad Harbach; One Day I Will Write About This Place, Binyavanga Wainaina (paperback coming in September!); The Gone-Away World, Nick Harkaway


[46:20] The Princess Bride, William Goldman

[50:15] How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe, Charles Yu

[50:50] On obsessions & book therapy

[55:40] Our next book group pick is Telegraph Avenue, Michael Chabon

Outro; Cricket — The Kinks

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Bookrageous Book Club Pick: Telegraph Avenue, Michael Chabon, 10% off from WORD and Pages & Pages for listeners! Just write BOOKRAGEOUS in the comments field.

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