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Talking Great, Good, Bad and Very Bad Books

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Your Host

Eric Beck Rubin

Eric Beck Rubin

Separating smoke from fire

You’ll never manage to read all the great books in the world, and that’s a fact.

Fortunately, you don’t need to.

Because every week or two, your host Eric Beck Rubin brings you a fresh eye on a classic piece of writing.

From recent débuts to classics, fiction to non-fiction, memoirs, philosophy, science, history and journalism, Burning Books separates the smoking from the singeworthy, looking at the pleasures (and pains) of reading, the craft of writing, the ideas that are at the heart of great novels as well as novels that try to be great… but don’t quite make it.

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Regeneration – Pat Barker

The Beginning of Something New

My Brilliant Friend – Elena Ferrante

Rivalry, Precocity, Misery

River of Smoke – Amitav Ghosh

‘Inhale, Exhale’ – Cypress Hill
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The Adversary – Emmanuel Carrère

A Case of Mistaken Identity

Morality Play – Barry Unsworth

More Naughty Than Nice

Latecomers – Anita Brookner

Never Started Before It Was Over

The Scapegoat – Sophia Nikolaidou

When the World is Against You