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The Digested Read podcast

By guardian.co.uk

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Description

A podcast version of John Crace's wickedly satirical Guardian column, lampooning the literary style of leading authors by summarising their books in five minutes

Customer Reviews

Worthy of its own podcast

I was wondering where the D.R. went on the Guardian Books podcast. Ah ha! I hope the Guardian posts his hilarious versions of 'Biggles' and 'The Shack' on this podcast. This podcast is truly a treat and, in some cases, far better than reading the book itself. Abridged or digested books are nothing new, but most of them take a dull book and distill its most dull aspects. Not here. Mr. Crace chooses to focus mostly on literary hubris and media marketing blather, along with a pun or two (is there such a thing as a good pun?), and the result is very enjoyable listening.

Funny, skillful satire!

Even when you aren't familiar with the classic and modern books being satired, you feel familiar with them after you've heard John Crace's "digested" version of them. When you are, in fact, familiar with the book that's being skewered, it's even more hilarious!

Excellent but not updated enough !!!!

This is one of my favouriote podcasts, just wish that they updateded it more frequently. I read Crace's coloumn in The Guardian but hearing him read it with his own nuances is so much better - PLEASE PLEASE update !!!

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