Cover to Cover #291A: Minister Faust

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Notebooks of Dr BrainTime warp news: Todd from Orem UT informs us of the news that Brandon Sanderson was chosen to write the final book in Robert Jordan's "Wheel of Time" series. Check out our recent interview with Brandon, too!

Mike, Summer and Michael chat about the implications and expectations of this unique scenario, from both an author's and a reader's perspective.

Interview: Michael, Summer, Michael and Brian talk with Minister Faust about his most recent novel, From the Notebooks of Dr. Brain. If you're ready for an off-kilter look at a superhero universe, from the self-help book written by the therapist who specializes in working with the hyperabled human with all-to-common emotional and mental distresses.

A Minister Faust novel is an experience that shakes up practically all of the tropes you've come to expect, and this one is a stellar example of humor and fast-paced entertainment.

Voicemail: Shane from NJ asks about electronic versions of books and their costs; Shane from NJ with an anecdote on how comic books were a literary gateway drug for him;

Submitting Listener comments: If you have any suggestions or comments, please let us know! "Cover to Cover" has it's own call-in line, 206-350-READ! That's 206-350-7323, or just email Michael with a comment you’ve recorded yourself!

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Comments

  1. Anybody else having problems grabbing the latest C2C? if I try downloading direct from the web page link or via the RSS feed, download starts off fast than quickly slows to a crawl.

  2. Dave_From_OZ says:

    Yeah, having trouble too. iTunes gives me an error message and when I try to downloaded it here it sputters along at 6 Kbps and then dies.

  3. Yeah, same with me. iTunes errors out after crawling slowly along for a while. The direct download from the site crawls, too. Other podcasts download with their customary blazing speed, though. (Got a FiOS 30Mbps/5mbps connection. It's not on my end)

  4. Honestly, I had no problems whatsoever, and I use the same thing you guys do.

  5. Using the Zune... same issues. Slow and eventually dies. Tried again at 1:36 AM EST and have gotten further than before at 30%. I'm hoping for a finish this time.

  6. We are experiencing some network related issues... service provider related hardware issues. Downloads are slower, but as of now, should be able to complete (as compared to earlier when it was all stalling).

  7. that was a really good interview. that guy was FUNNY!! I am going put this book on my list. I got ten books for christmas, but still have a borders card to use. hehe. book shelf hasn't fallen over yet!!! maybe one more book.....

    darcy

    hope all you guys had a great christmas!!!! here's a HUG!

  8. dad said maybe reason network issues is because everyone is home for the holidays? it's not summer and thems fault it because a lot of peeps are on.

    darcy

  9. Still can't download the file from the website or via the RSS feed. From the website the download says it's done after about 2 seconds..but the file is just a few bytes in size

  10. Dave_From_OZ says:

    Yeah, what Vanamonde said.

  11. You guys love our FarPoint Media shows so much that FPM's server caused some hardware at the ISP to fall over.

    ETA on getting fixed is Saturday, so hopefully by Monday this issue will be all cleared up

  12. Based on what I know about Murphy's Law that means that it won't work for me anymore. ;-)

  13. @summer...

    are you saying that "we love you long time!"

    And you respond "too bouku!"

    ?

    :P

  14. Drat, me too. Mike's just about to ask a question at 18:28 then, poof! No more show. Guess I didn't get a full DL this morning before leaving home, but then trying it again from the webpage and can't even get a smidgen. I need to hear the rest of this trés cool interview!

  15. Try the download again? Let me know if it works for you guys who weren't able to fully download it previously.

    If you're using iTunes, just delete the file, unsubscribe, then resubscribe, and you should be able to get the file again.

  16. Stu Shiffman says:

    My sweetie had "Dr Brain" for review, so after getting home after listening to the show at work, I grabbed it and read it over New Year's. What fun --

  17. Dave_From_OZ says:

    I got iTunes to download it fully on Tuesday. Thank you, Summer.

    Minister is a funny bastard, I went out and ordered both books right after listening to the podcast.

  18. Brian of Puget Sound says:

    Greetings Dragon Pagers!

    I had just finished catching up on my podcasts when the discussion of how hard it is to write an anti-hero, villian, came up in Episode 291A. One of the best anti-heroes that I have had the opportunity to read was written by Jacqueline Carey in The Sundering duology - The Banewreaker and The Godslayer. It was a great depiction of the noble, yet misunderstood, motivations of a villian that an entire world rallied against to put asunder.

    I recommend these books to anyone that enjoys not looking at the scales of good and evil as not so much black and white.

    Thank you and keep up the good work!

  19. Those are the books I was thinking of, that I couldn't remember while we were talking!!

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