All in Good Storytime 📚 Episode 21

All in Good Storytime is an interactive, bookish, book club podcast hosted by Alanna, Katya, and Tia. To join the club, make sure you're following us on Twitter to get updates on what book we're reading and to what chapter we are reading through (or what anime we're watching and what episode we are watching through), and listen to the podcast here or on iTunes (see link below) to join in on the discussion. And don't forget to read along!

In the 21st episode of All in Good Storytime, we finish reading Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood. We begin by expressing our disappointment that Oryx was not developed more as a character and was generally sidelined by Crake and Jimmy's relationship. Additionally, we discuss our frustration that once Oryx moves out of the fantasy world of Jimmy's memories and actual flashbacks, she is almost immediately killed by Crake. We question Crake's motives in moving toward mass genocide and contemplate the role that Oryx played in his plans. We end by discussing solutions to our current world that would save us from this type of dystopian future and come up with three solutions: 1) a great flood, 2) greater access to contraception, 3) and less cooperation between the military and private corporations while limiting the power of private corporations in public affairs.

Next week we will be reading chapters 1-5 of Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance, a 2016 autobiography that offers an honest look into the lives of poor, rural white Americans.

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1 comment:

  1. I did not know book club podcasts even existed! I am definitely going to tune into this one now. I love how this is actually like a book club and you discuss something that many people in general would not talk about in social gatherings. Going to read the five chapters of the next book right now.