Robert Adams
April 17, 2013 7:07 AM   Subscribe

Robert Adams delivers book reviews as lectures. TVO's Big Ideas posts the videos on the internet. So far, they have posted lectures on: Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections, Mohsin Hamid's The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Aravinda Adiga's The White Tiger, Muriel Barbery's The Elegance of the Hedgehog, and Elie Wiesel's The Forgotten.
posted by smcg (3 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I really enjoyed his review of The Elegance of the Hedgehog when I went on a Big Ideas binge last year. He loves the book, and his affection for it is infectious; he walks you through the story in such a way as to create a sense of shared appreciation even if you haven't read it.
posted by postcommunism at 7:19 AM on April 17, 2013 [1 favorite]

Oooh. I've thought about doing something like this, but I don't want to deal with the inevitable shit that would come from being female on video on the Internet. Will have to go watch these later.
posted by jenfullmoon at 10:57 AM on April 17, 2013

They've only gone and posted another one! Here's his review of Alastair MacLeod's No Great Mischief.
posted by smcg at 3:11 AM on April 22, 2013

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