Stoner by John Williams: SPOILER Episode 5

November 19, 2015
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"She turned to him and pulled her lips into what he knew must be a smile"

This week we're reading John Williams' sleeper hit "Stoner" which, contrary to Paul's assumption, is not a "1990s drug romp", but a 1965 novel about the quiet, unassuming life of a quiet,unassuming man, William Stoner.  The book was largely ignored at the time of its original publication and famously took nearly half a century to become a hit, which leads Rachael to consider some other literary late bloomers.

Meanwhile Paul takes it upon himself, apropos of nothing, to put together a bangin' dance remix of the Stoner audiobook…

This week's rating scale: How much would you pay for it?

Some Like It Hot: SPOILER Episode 4

November 5, 2015
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"You tore off one of my chests!"


This week we don our wives' best frocks and stockings as we watch the 1959 Billy Wilder comedy Some Like It Hot.  Although acknowledged as a classic of its time, it turns out Spoiler's Andy Goulding hates this film with a passion, which gives rise to a discussion about which popular movies other members of the team think are all fur coat and no knickers. Meanwhile, continuing his dismissal of the movie, Andy explains why he thinks Some Like It Hot's famous "Nobody's Perfect" punchline is overrated.

This week's rating scale: Instruments in a jazz orchestra





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