ft podcast: fuzzy typewriter book club: a visit from the goon squad

September 11, 2011 § 1 Comment

Flakes of gold on the tongue. Breakfast in the rip-tide. One dead lioness. A wallet lost and then found. Paul, David, Jenn and Ali discuss Jennifer Egan’s Pulitzer winning novel A Visit From the Goon Squad.

From the publisher:

Bennie is an aging former punk rocker and record executive. Sasha is the passionate, troubled young woman he employs. Here Jennifer Egan brilliantly reveals their pasts, along with the inner lives of a host of other characters whose paths intersect with theirs. With music pulsing on every page, A Visit from the Goon Squad is a startling, exhilarating novel of self-destruction and redemption.

The first segment of the show is spoiler free, so if you’ve yet to read the book and just want our overall impressions, it’s safe to listen up to the 21 minute mark.

Featured music:

“Bow Thine Ear” composed by Nico Muhly and performed by Thomas Gould and the Aurora Orchestra
“Big Wave” by Jenny & Johnny
“Bernadette” by the Four Tops

Download this episode.

Read Jennifer Egan’s 250-word story “To Do” from The Guardian.

Author Jennifer Egan on telling a story through PowerPoint slides:


ft podcast: fuzzy typewriter book club: the gone-away world

August 15, 2011 § 2 Comments

Paul, Josh, Jenn and Ali discuss the post-apocalyptic, mime-riddled, kung fu romance sci-fi odyssey that is Nick Harkaway’s THE GONE-AWAY WORLD!

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Buy the Gone-Away World

Check out Josh and Jenn on Bookrageous.

Check out Ali on Invisible JetCast.

teaser: fuzzy typewriter presents: the deceptionists

December 14, 2010 § Leave a comment

We have so much fun making this podcast that we thought it might be fun to start up another one. Technically it was our friend Kelly’s idea, and we’ve got some helping hands from some very smart, very talented people. Starting with Kelly.

So, here’s the pitch:

Fuzzy Typewriter Presents The Deceptionists: Truth through Fiction! This here’s a special teaser of the all new podcast from Paul Montgomery, David Accampo, Kelly Stephenson, Jim Mroczkowski and Caroline Pruett. The Deceptionists: Truth through Fiction is a bi-monthly (that’s twice a month, not six times a year) podcast dedicated to the craft and process of making things up.

In this pilot episode, we  introduce ourselves, talk about why we write, and ask if we’d keep on putting ourselves through this if we were told flat-out we’d never, ever be published.

If you like it, consider subscribing to The Deceptionists’ official podcast feed where we’ll be tackling more big questions in the realm of fiction writing. If that’s not your bag, Fuzzy Typewriter Original Recipe isn’t going anywhere. We’ll be back with more discussions and reviews of movies, TV, comics and more real soon. But seriously, if you like this nonsense, you’ll probably dig The Deceptionists too.

For more information, visit thedeceptionists.org or search for “The Deceptionists” in iTunes (just give us a few days to get all patted-down and deloused by the iTunes inspection committee.)

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