Monthly Archives: December 2019

Ep028 A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

A greedy, frugal man is visited by a ghost and three spirits on Christmas Eve and learns the importance of generosity and kindness. Isaac and Reid discuss this classic Christmas ghost story that blends the line between folk tale and modern materialism. A Christmas Carol is a story that has become a staple of the holiday season and is a story that now inspires the theme of the holidays. Join as we discuss the exaggerated literary devices found in this work, the logical argument portrayed through character growth, and how sometimes description can go too far.


Ep027 Red Rising

Red Rising by Pierce Brown

The story of a red, the lowest of the low classes, as he impersonates a gold, the gods of the future, and seeks to overthrow the hierarchical society that has conquered the solar system. Isaac and Reid discuss how Darrow the red rises from his small mining community to take part in the fierce competition found at the academy, the training ground for the future rulers of this brutal society. Characterization, tone, and subtlety of storytelling all play a role in this fast paced space opera. Join us as we discuss one of our favorite books.