Breaking Down Bad Books

A podcast analysing trashy bestsellers from a literary perspective.

Breaking down trash such as Stephenie Meyer's Twilight Saga, E.L James' erotic romance Fifty Shades of Grey, and Blanka Lapinska's Polish nightmare fuel 365 Days, with weekly chapter by chapter analysis. Currently covering Veronica Roth's dystopian YA novel, Divergent.

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Intro music: Shadowing by Corbyn Kites

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Nathan Brown

Nathan graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Sociology from the University of Wollongong in 2011, followed by a Masters in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Sydney in 2013. The podcast 'Breaking Down Bad Books' is Nathan's attempt to put his literature degree to good use by critically analysing the trashiest books from bestseller lists. As well as a love of reading, Nathan has a passion for cheese platters, musical theatre, and 90's rom-coms. His pride and joy is his pet chihuahua, Chino. You can follow Nathan on Twitter or Instagram @nathanbrown90.