23.1: The Ghost Network pre-read w/ Ben Roswell: Experimental Narratives, Storytelling Games, and Postmodern Literature
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New month, new book, new guest! This week we welcome Ben Roswell (@roswellwrites on Twitter) to discuss The Ghost Network by Catie Disabato (https://amzn.to/2uXSeA2). The novel takes the form of a fictitious non-fiction book about the disappearance of a young pop star & her entourage who tries to find her amongst hidden underground spaces in Chicago.
In this episode, we discuss other experimental narratives, from role-playing games to postmodern novels like House of Leaves or Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell.
Works mentioned (as always, links at spectology.com if they don't show up for you, and all Amazon links are affliates):
* Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Suzanna Clarke
* House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
* Fire on the Velvet Horizon by Patrick Stuart & Scrap Princess
* Hardboiled Wonderland & the End of the World by Haruki Murakami
* Fight Truck (the unplayable? LARP)
* Especially Heinous: 272 Views of Law & Order SVU by Carmen Maria Machado
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