TMR 8.05: CoDex 1962 (Pages 156-198)
Even without an expert to guide them, Chad and Brian dissect the end of the first volume of CoDex 1962, talking golems and tenderness, speculating about the film behind the narrator’s eyes, evaluating origin myths (and their apocalyptic counterparts), and praising the overall narrative structure of “Thine Eyes Did See My Substance” and how the writing itself ramps up as the volume comes to an end. Plus, they compare chapter one from the first two volumes and find some great parallels.
The next episode will focus on pages 199-256 (all in the second volume of the trilogy, “Iceland’s Thousand Years”). The complete schedule can be found here.
And be sure to check out Words Without Borders next month for an excerpt from Kári’s novel.