Podcaster and journalist Sam Sanders returns to discuss You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty by Akwaeke Emezi for The Stacks Book Club. In our conversation of this romance novel, we wonder if the book actually qualifies as such under the rules of romance novels. We also discuss how the story feels like real life because it mirrors the messiness of actual love stories, who we are rooting for, and we brainstorm casts for the upcoming screen adaptation.
There are spoilers on today’s episode.
Be sure to listen to the end of today’s episode to find out what our book club pick will be for September 2023.
- You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty by Akwaeke Emezi
- Ikea Billy bookcase
- Danielle Steel
- Akwaeke Emezi
- “Old Town Road” (Lil Nas X, 2019)
- Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
- Gone Girl (David Fincher, 2014)
- The Stacks Pack
- Into It (Vulture)
- “Amazon, Michael B. Jordan’s Outlier Society Land Akwaeke Emezi Novel ‘You Made A Fool Of Death With Your Beauty’” (Mike Fleming Jr, Deadline)
- Outlier Society
- Michael B. Jordan
- Blair Underwood
- Idris Elba
- Idris Elba’s rap music
- Dominique Fishback
- Halle Bailey
- Lupita Nyong’o
- Swarm (Amazon Prime)
- Janelle Monáe
- Barry Jenkins
- Chance the Rapper
- “Chance the Rapper Looks Back on the Impact of ‘Acid Rap’” (Into It, Vulture)
- The New York Times Vows section
- “Hunger” (Florence and the Machine, 2018)
- Vibe Check (Stitcher)
- Monsters by Claire Dederer
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