Adam Buxton

Book Shambles Live at the Royal Albert Hall

The last recorded, but the first released, of the four episodes we recorded live at the Royal Albert Hall in June. Robin is joined by guest co-host Sarah Kendall and special guest comedian and broadcaster Adam Buxton. They chat about David Bowie’s top 100 books, Viz, faking a book report, Judy Blume and more.

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Reading List

Adam recommends:

Raw – The Graphix magazine

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov

The Magus by John Fowles

Consider Phlebas by Iain M Banks

The work of James Herbert

The Man Who Fell to Earth by Walter Tevis

Awopbopaloobop alopbamboom by Nick Cohn

Ziggyology by Simon Goddard

The Undoing Project by Michael Lewis

I’m a Joke and So Are You by Robin Ince

Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

Robin recommends:

The Viz comics

Drunken Baker by Barney Farmer

Black Hole by Charles Burns

The Brutality of Fact: Interviews with Francis Bacon by David Sylvester

Who on Earth is Tom Baker by Tom Baker

David Bowie Made Me Gay by Darryl Bullock

Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer

Kinski Uncut by Klaus Kinski

The Making of Doctor Who by Malcom Hulke and Terrance Dicks

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adam

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13¾ by Sue Townsend

The Rutland Dirty Weekend Book by Eric Idle

The work of Guy N Smith

The Hustler by Walter Tevis

Strange Stars by Jason Heller

How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan

Sarah recommends:

Forever… by Judy Blume

Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume

Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks

Blink by Malcom Gladwell

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