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We read books, then talk about them in chunks - listen to us get to grips with some of your favourite old classics or pick up something new and read along with us!

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We're covering the final season of Game of Thrones. Yes, this is supposed to be a books podcast but we're sick of waiting for George to finish his writing so we're turning to television for closure. We'll bring you a week by week recap of every episode. But wait! There's more! This week we have a special bonus section at the end where we predict what's going to happen to each character. We'll keep track of their progress every week. Spoiler free - although we have read the books so we do go into a bit of extra background.

If you have your own predictions for your favourite characters or thoughts on the episode that you'd like to share, send your feedback to sharkliveroilpodcast@gmail.com and find us on twitter @sharkliveroil

 

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In the fourth and final part of Lord of the Flies: Roger releases a boulder, Ralph runs for his life and Piggy takes a tumble. Will any of the boys get off the island alive? We've also got your reviews and thoughts on the book. 

 

sharkliveroilpodcast@gmail.com is the place to get in touch if you want to add your thoughts to the mix.

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We read the classics with a sideways view, and today we’re reading from ’Shadows and Tall Trees' to ‘A View to a Death’ in William Golding’s classic ‘Lord of the Flies’. We’ll level with you: it gets dark. And it’s a masterpiece. 
 
As always, get in touch with your thoughts: @sharkliveroil on Twitter or sharkliveroilpodcast@gmail.com.
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It's part 2 of our read through of The Lord Of The Flies by William Golding. Ralph discovers that being the only adult on an island of semi-feral children isn't much fun, Piggy loses a lens and Jack kills a pig. Oh, and we meet the breakout star of Lord of the Flies, littleun Phil. Who may or may not be bald. And may or may not be a tiny version of Phil Mitchell. And may or may not have seen a "bad slag" wandering about in the jungle. It's all getting a bit crazy.

 

If you're at such a loose end that you're reading the show notes, why not leave us a review on itunes? It'd really help. Or send your feedback to sharkliveroil@gmail.com and we'll read it out on the podcast.

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It’s a new book! We read the classics, and take them as seriously as we can, and we’re reading William Golding’s classic The Lord of the Flies! This week we’ve got some killer tropical heat, some seriously poorly-thought-through playground tactics, and, somehow, choirboy stormtroopers. Is Sylvester Stallone coming to save the day? No. But come along for the ride! As always, get in touch @sharkliveroil or sharkliveroilpodcast@gmail.com.

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It's been a long time coming but here it is, part two of our scene by scene review of The Lost World - the second film in the Jurassic Park series. Raptors go on the rampage on Isla Sorna and then a Tyrannosaur goes on the rampage in San Diego. The results of the latter are so horrific that the entire world slips into a state of mass amnesia so severe that nobody will even remember Isla Sorna exists by the time Jurassic World rolls around. But man... what a ride.

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SOMETHING. HAS. SURVIVED. It’s part 1 of our watch-through of the second Jurassic Park movie, The Lost World, and we’ve got it all - Vince Vaughn trying to act principled, surprisingly respectful predator-prey relationships, and Pete Postlethwaite making it all seem someone else’s fault. Grab your whisky, explain the plot halfway through a chase sequence, and keep an eye out for flying cars: IT’S SEQUEL TIME. As always, get in touch with us - sharkliveroilpodcast@gmail.com and @sharkliveroil.

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It's that time of year again. Time for ghosts and ghouls and the HALLOWEEN SPOOKY SPECIAL! This year we're going back to the goosebumps well, with RL Stine's The Cuckoo Clock of Doom. When one pathetic twelve year old is so hated by his own family that he resorts to casual antique vandalism to get his own back, he unleashes powers he never could have imagined. A chilling tale to pass this creepy evening.

 

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It's the fifth and final part of our readthrough of Michael Crichton's The Lost World. It's an action packed finale with beloved and not so beloved characters meeting their end, a much lauded reappearence of Brian the Useless Raptor and Levine undergoes some kind of multiple personality disorder. And.... and... our favourite off-screen, definitely not in the book dinosaur makes an absolutely sensational last minute appearence (then wanders off). All that plus your fantastic reviews of the book. In the words of Doc Thorne, "Looks like we'll have to do this one the old fashioned way."

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It is ALL GOING OFF this week in our read-through of Michael Crichton’s The Lost World: Jurassic Park. After the calm, the storm: and we’ve got it all. Over-confident scientists with circus-sized boomboxes, inevitable death, and at least one genius engineering career cut off far too soon. And this week, a special bonus: Matt and Dave have a heart to heart about cows and how they’re scarier than they look. Real talk here on Shark Liver Oil. Next week it’s our final installment of our read-through, and IT’S TIME FOR THE REVIEWS! We’ve got a great batch so far but if you’ve got some that you’d like us to read out, send them through to sharkliveroilpodcast@gmail.com or @sharkliveroil.

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Part 3 of our readthrough of The Lost World is here. I'm not going to lie to you, not a lot happens in this part of the book. Lots of talk about dinosaurs becoming extinct, there's another possible sighting of Tobias Carnotaurus and Bisoyn's best boy dabbled with a bit of casual attempted murder. Oh and some Parasaurs defecate together. It's fair to say it slows down a bit this week, but stick with us, because things are about to get crazy.

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We’re back with part 2 of our readthrough with dumb commentary on Michael Crichton’s sequel to Jurassic Park, The Lost World! And we’ve got, as ever, everything on the pitch: a burgeoning bromance between Dave and a fictional character, questionable risk-management decisions, and above all, DINOSAURS (finally). As always, hit us up with your reviews, opinions and rants, in time for our review episode at the end of the series in a few weeks. @sharkliveroil on Twitter, and sharkliveroilpodcast@gmail.com.

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Welcome to the edge of chaos. Welcome to the island where dinosaurs roam free. Welcome.. to The Lost World! We're finally returning to Matt's favourite subject - dinosaurs - with Michael Crichton's follow up to Jurassic Park. In this episode we meet the world's most annoying dinosaur fanatic, the worlds most lazy private detective and the worlds most dreadful magazine idea. We also just about reach the island full of dinosaurs. If you're reading along with us go as far as page 80(ish) - Costa Rrrrica!

If you've any feedback on the book or the podcast sent it to sharkliveroilpodcast@gmail.com or find us on twitter @sharkliveroil

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This time we’re looking at the different adaptations of The War of the Worlds - from 70s prog-rock operas to surprisingly groundbreaking 50s special effects (which still look crap), all the way through Tom Cruise being horrible to Andy Dufresne and some…weirdly appropriate public sculpture decisions, from the town council of (where else) Woking. As always, hit us up on Twitter @sharkliveroil and via email, sharkliveroilpodcast@gmail.com with your thoughts, and suggestions for the next book we should do!

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It's the fifth and final part of our read through of The War of The Worlds by HG Wells! If you haven't read to the end of the book then you better watch out as we are now entering heat ray grade spoiler territory. In which the martians finally get what's coming to them, the Earth (well, London) rejoices and the brave old narrator finally gets back with his wife. The martians then appear to be off to try their luck on gale force wind and sulphuric acid infested Venus. Good luck with that you slippery leathery bastards. Also, your reviews of the book. We'll be back with a special bonus podcast next week when we look at the other media (music, films etc) that the book has spawned.

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Reading through H.G. Wells’ sci-fi classic, with extra tomfoolery. This week we’re reading from Chapter 1 of Part 2, Under Foot, to the start of Chapter 7, The Man on Putney Hill, and we’ve got tension! Tension! Tension! And a Roomba from outer space!

Who could ask for more? Next week we’re going to the end of the book, and Dave will be getting a first listen to Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of the Worlds, so hit us up with your reviews of the book and your thoughts on the movies, music and other interpretations of the story that you’ve seen. We’re on Twitter @sharkliveroil, and via email at sharkliveroilpodcast@gmail.com.

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Join us for part three of our readthrough of The War Of The Worlds. There's plenty of amazing experiences to be had this week; from a comedy 19th century Benny Hll chase through war torn southern England to one of the great naval fights in literature as the Thunder Child makes her death or glory cavalry charge of one towards the waiting martians. We also meet a character that is so Little England, she completely and sincerely states that, if it's  a choice between the French or the martians, she'll take her chances with the martians. Obviously not a fan of frogs legs. 

The end is near(ish)! So send your reviews of the book to us at sharkliveroilpodcast@gmail.com or on twitter @sharkliveroil and we'll read them out in Part 5 in a couple of weeks time. 

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It’s part 2 of our read through with extra silliness of H.G. Wells’ classic, The War of the Worlds - this week we’ve got profound peril, profounder philosophy, and profoundly questionable French accents; all this, and weaponised doorbells too. We spoil you, we really do.

This week we're reading from the start of the chapter 'The Fighting Begins' to the start of the chapter 'What Had Happened in Surrey'.

We’ll be doing The War of the World in 5 parts, which means now is the perfect time to email us and let us know what you think about The War of the Worlds in time for the last episode; masterpiece? Over-rated? Better as a musical? Email us at sharkliveroilpodcast@gmail.com, or tweet us @sharkliveroil.

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It's time for a new book and this time, it's WAR! And not just any war. THE WAR! OF THE WORLDS! We're reading through HG Wells's classic and let me tell you we're both loving every page. In part one we meet the chronically exhausted invaders who are possibly high on oxygen, the comically broad locals who can't form full English words and one brave but foolhardy astronomer, may he rest in peace. The shocks come early as Dave reveals he's never listened to the Jeff Wayne album - and it just gets more and more dramatic from there. 

We'd love to hear what you make of the book. Get in touch at sharkliveroilpodcast@gmail.com or find us on twitter @sharkliveroil 

If you're reading along with us, go from the start of the book to chapter 9: The Fighting Begins. 

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It's the most wonderful time of the year! And to celebrate we're taking on a classic of world cinema. It's a festive treat featuring a world renowned international star. It's a combination of balls to the wall action (a reindeer gets punched in the face) and good old family fun (bad people get punched in the face). It's one man's quest to buy his son's affection for Christmas. It's Jingle All The Way! Merry Christmas!!

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