TMR 16.10: “Three Men and a Congresswoman” 
Chad and Brian tackle the braided narratives that close out “The Part About the Crimes,” discussing Michel Butor’s thoughts about detective novels (from Passing Time) and the “rules” laid out in 20 Master Plots: And How to Build Them against 2666. Some interesting observations about what the core “mystery” of the book really is, questions about the chronology of the four parts so far, and some speculation about what’s to come. And some My Little Pony talk. Just because.
Also, this week’s episode is sponsored by the Wisdom App, a social audio platform where you can listen to experts talking about a wide range of topics. You can download the app and follow Chad at chadwpost, and this Wednesday, December 15th at 7pm Eastern, he will give a talk about getting started in publishing.
This week’s music is “End of the Night” by A Place to Bury Strangers. (Not sure there’s a better title + band name more fitting for “The Part About the Crimes.”)
Be sure to order Brian’s book, Joytime Killbox, which is available at better bookstores everywhere thanks to BOA Editions. And all of Katie’s translations, especially Four by Four and Last Words on Earth.
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