This week on the Story Addict podcast I’m chatting about The Dinner List, by Rebecca Serle – an enjoyable, light contemporary novel involving living and dead people at a dinner party while the host tries to work through her issues with her ex-boyfriend and estranged father. All helped along by Audrey Hepburn, of course.
Plus I’m having myself a bit of a whinge about not being able to find any series I really want to watch on Netflix, and I list all of my favourite Netflix series that I’m desperate for new seasons of!
And in Speculating on Speculative Fiction I’ll introduce you to The Ship, by Antonia Honeywell – a post-apocalyptic dystopian fiction where 498 people hop aboard a ship to escaping the rising waters. To go… where? That is the question.
Listen to Season 1, Episode 3
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The Dinner List, by Rebecca Serle
Who would you invite to your dream dinner party?
You know that old question you’d ask each other when you’re trying to stimulate conversation, or you’re a bit bored during the holidays? You can invite 5 people to a dinner party, living or dead…
Picture dinner at a fancy restaurant with Audrey Hepburn. Now add in your best friend, old lecturer, estranged (dead) father and ex-boyfriend and it would make for a rather interesting dining experience. These are the people Sabrina invited. And they showed up…
I really enjoyed The Dinner List. It’s an easy read that just rolls over you, and will take you back to your own heady days of youth. You might even be reminded of an old flame or two that didn’t quite make the cut when you measured then against your future.
Speculating on Speculative Fiction: The Ship, by Antonia Honeywell
The world seems to be nearing its end. The seas have risen, the soil is barren and there appears to be no hope of survival on land.
But there are people still surviving. The end hasn’t actually arrived. So is it right that Lalla, her father and 497 other people escape the chaos and horror aboard the ship, taking precious rations with them?
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