BiblioFiles #38: Good Criticism for Bad Books


A while back we had a listener ask us how we would talk to other people about books we don't like. This got us thinking. The truth is that Andrews always have strong opinions, so when we react poorly to a book we usually do so long and loud. But how do we make sure we are still representing the book fairly and humbly to others, whether to our students or even just to our friends? This great question is on the table in today's episode.

Referenced Works:

Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan

Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk

Sons and Lovers by D.H. Lawrence

Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane

Watership Down by Richard Adams

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu

Miracles on Maple Hill by Virginia Sorensen

An Experiment in Criticism by C.S. Lewis

Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy


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