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Best Book Ever

Aug 23, 2021

Why is it that horror writers are the nicest people you’ll ever meet? My guest this week has some theories. Mona Kabbani is a horror fan, writer, and reviewer obsessed with psychology and the human condition. An award-winning author, she emulates the conflict of the good versus the bad and all of the in between in her work while providing an entertainingly horrifying experience. She is a Lebanese immigrant living the American dream in New York City where much of her writing is inspired. Today, Mona joined me to talk about a non-horror book (though I was horrified by most of it) called “Fight Club” by Chuck Palahniuk. We had very different readings of this book, and it was so interesting to talk about how re-reads at different stages of your life make it almost an entirely new book.

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Host: Julie Strauss



Guest: Mona Kabbani



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Discussed in this episode:

Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk

Fight Club Movie

Vanilla by Mona Kabbani

The Bell Chime by Mona Kabbani

Interview With the Vampire by Anne Rice

Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam

Mark Leslie Lefebvre, Horror Author

Body Art by Kristopher Triana

Leigh Bardugo

Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke by Eric LaRocca

The Living Dead by George A. Romero

Creep Show Movie (1982)


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