Fans of the Limetown podcast rejoice! Many of your lingering questions are answered within these pages. Plus there are no spoilers for future podcasts.
Lia wants to be a reporter. Her first investigation is of the missing residents of nearby Limetown. She discovers that her Uncle Emile is somehow involved, which makes it personal. Her father and uncle’s origin stories are told in flashbacks. What type of experiments were done at Limetown? Who were the people behind the experiments? What were their motivations? Why was Lia’s family so intimately involved?
I had heard of the Limetown podcast but hadn’t listened to any episodes before acquiring this book. I had only read about 20% when I decided I couldn’t wait any longer and binge listened to season 1. The podcast is formatted as interviews with survivors of the Limetown disaster. This book starts before Lia is a reporter or Emile has joined the Limetown project. By looking back, the podcast is inherently more mysterious and shocking than the book that is more linear. However, they complement each other well regardless of the order they are imbibed.
If you like mysteries with a creepy scientific setting, both the Limetown book and podcast are highly recommended. 4 stars! If you are already a podcast fan, you have to read this book!
Thanks to the publisher, Simon & Schuster, and NetGalley for an advance copy in exchange for an honest review.
Posted in Mystery & Thrillers, New Books, Science Fiction Tagged with: Nov 13 2018, podcasting
Good graphic novel about storytelling, radio and podcasting.
Out on the Wire starts out interesting but then bogs down in the middle. It is based on an interesting idea: show the creative process of telling stories through non-fiction podcasts. However, I think the author loved her subject so much that she wanted to include everything that she had discovered. A little more editing would have helped this book immensely. Still a good book for those interested in radio, podcasting or writing non-fiction of any kind.
I received this book from ReadItForward in exchange for my honest review.
Posted in Graphic Novel, Non-fiction Tagged with: podcasting, storytelling, writing