159: Fin! – Book 2, chs 9–10 – Flatland


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7 Responses

  1. Carla says:

    I loved Flatland! I’m so glad you included it in the podcast, because I don’t think I would have come across it otherwise. I actually bought a copy for my husband (who was a physics major) for Christmas, and he’s excited to read it as well.

    I had to come comment, though to say that I *hated* The Time Traveler’s Wife. Hated. Hate is not a strong enough word. Loathe. Detest. Abhor. Worst book I have ever read. You know, just so you can say you know someone who didn’t like it. I thought their relationship was completely screwed up (she was so taken advantage of) and the time travel thing was so gimmicky. Alternate realities should, as in Flatland, serve a purpose. Well, more of a purpose than just to manufacture a plot. A chromosomal abnormality that keeps you from sticking to a timeline? Seriously?! I’m getting all riled up again just thinking about it. I hated Benjamin Button, too, as I’m sure you could have guessed.

    On a more positive note, I am very much looking forward to persuasion. Just last year I decided to read all of Austen’s novels, after realizing I had only read P&P, S&S, and Emma. It will be nice to revisit Persuasion. Any chance you’ll ever do Mansfield Park?

  2. Caroline says:

    OK now I’ve listened to this episode. Isn’t it ironic that A Square is in prison in a two dimensional world and that if he could just move upward, not northward, again, he could rise right out of prison?

  3. Hi!

    Tried to use your ‘contact’ form to submit a bad link (to Episode 123, the final Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde installment; points to Episode 122), but your contact form is down. This is the only way I could think of to contact ya, so…

    I’m brand, spankin’ new to CraftLit, & it was love at first listen. Would love to hear the end before moving on to something else! Many thanks!

    Cheers, Velma

  4. Caroline says:

    Wow, Persuasion? I am a few episodes behind in my listening, I just finished the chapter where he visits Lineland. I love Persuasion and if you need readers just holler.

  5. Marta says:

    I’m reading The Lightning Thief to my 5th grade class. We’ll discuss the differences between movies based on books and reading those books. It’s a pretty good read. We read Artemis Fowl throughout the first half of the year – I truly recommend that book especially for language enrichment. The language is beautiful – I was able to take my reading segment and move into writing from it easily using examples from the book.

  6. Penelope says:

    Hi Heather,

    So sad about A-Square. I wonder if he’ll ever be set free…

    I noticed that the link to the Scarlet Letter sock pattern is not working. Anything I can do to help with that?



  7. Renee says:

    Loved Flatland (almost a math major), and I didn’t get the Galileo echo ’til you mentioned it. Will have to check out the Brecht play.

    So glad that you’ll be doing Persuasion, which is one of the most adult of her novels. I hope you’ll compare the Baths of Northanger Abbey and that of Persuasion.

    For some reason, Cheryl’s pattern is not openable – my Adobe says it’s a corrupted or wrong format…