Friday, 24 Mar 2023

An innocuous little marshmallow shatters the life of a group of friends. As the anniversary of the horrible event looms, each must come to terms with their altered selves and address what their lives can now be.


How might we deal with alien life forms determined to destroy us if they were to enter our lives disguised as beloved children?  We compare Wyndham’s chilling sci-fi novel with its 21st century TV adaptation.



Victoria Hannan, author of Marshmallow

Annie Warburton, broadcaster and literature aficionado

Our Random Reader - Justin


Other books that get a mention:

Annie and Sarah have read (or are planning to read!) Nothing Bad Ever Happens Here, The Museum of Modern Love and Bruny by  Heather Rose, The Sea of Tranquility by Emily St John Mandel, Monsters by Alison Croggon and Salt and Skin by Eliza Henry -Jones


The books sitting in Victoria Hannan’s tsundoku are “Lucy by the Sea’ by Elizabeth Strout, “Limberlost” by Robbie Arnott and the forthcoming title “Little Plum” by Laura McPhee-Browne.


Justin has enjoyed Misery by Stephen King, The Beach by Alex Garland, The Killing Fields by Christopher Hudson, Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts, Be Here Now and Polishing the Mirror by Baba Ram Dass and Twelve Rules for Life by Jordan Peterson


Music composed by Quentin Grant 



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