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Three Percent Podcast

Oct 26, 2012

After a bit of a hiatus, Tom Roberge and Chad W. Post are back to discuss what we mean when we say that a book is "difficult." They use a range of examples, from Finnegans Wake to Mrs. Dalloway to define a few different categories of reading "difficulty," such as, not being compelled, and having to read a book like a puzzle. 


For a Three Percent podcast, this one is pretty serious, and even more interesting than usual. And for those who are interested, here's a list of all the books/artists discussed this week:


  • Passion According to G.H. by Clarice Lispector
  • Maidenhair by Mikhail Shishkin
  • Finnegans Wake by James Joyce
  • The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  • Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  • Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Wolff
  • P.T. Anderson's movies
  • The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
  • Hawthorne & Child by Keith Ridgway
  • Only Revolutions by Mark Z. Danielewski
  • Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  • Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov
  • Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  • A Wilderness of Error by Errol Morris