Jon Ronson

Book Shambles EXTRA


With the Cosmic Genome site buzzing this week with the launch of our new series, The Quest For Wonder, we thought we’d celebrate with a Book Shambles special. Author Jon Ronson joins Robin and Josie to talk about the influences on his own work, Hunter S Thompson, Albert Camus and a whole lot more.



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Reading List

Jon recommends:

R.D. Laing: A Biography by Adrian Laing

The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat by Oliver Sacks

So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson

The Men Who Stare at Goats by Jon Ronson

Clubbed Class by Jon Ronson

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson

Holidays in Hell by P.J. O’Rourke

The New Journalism by Tom Wolfe

Thy Neighbour’s Wife by Gay Talese

The work of Joe Eszterhas

A Book For Her by Bridget Christie

What a Carve Up! by Jonathan Coe

The International Jew by Henry Ford

Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut

The White Album by Joan Didion

The work of Albert Camus

Robin recommends:

The Divided Self: An Existential Study in Sanity and Madness by R.D. Laing

Man’s Search For Meaning by Viktor E Frankl

Frank by Jon Ronson

Them by Jon Ronson

The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson

Friends Reunited by Andrew Collins

The Big I Am by Ralph Steadman

I Leonardo by Ralph Steadman

The Outsider by Albert Camus

Blood and Guts 26 mins

The Little Price by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Bee Season by Myla Goldberg

The work of Richard Feynman

Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner

A Fall of Moondust by Arthur C Clarke

Josie recommends:

When the Professor Got Stuck in the Snow by Jon Snow

Off You Go by Maeve Higgins

That Girl From Nowhere by Dorothy Koomson

Shades of Meaning by Samuel R. Levin

The work of Raymond Carver

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