10:00pm – Tuesday, November 6 on ABC1
This month, First Tuesday Book Club host Jennifer Byrne and regulars Marieke Hardy and Jason Steger are joined on the panel by the Archibald-winning artist Ben Quilty and best-selling Australian-Irish author Monica McInerney.
The two books being reviewed by the panel are Chloe Hooper’s much anticipated follow-up to 2008′s The Tall Man – The Engagement, and seminal work of post-apocalyptic science fiction The Chrysalids by John Wyndham.
The Engagement is a taut psychological thriller which explores the uneasy relationship between money and love, power and marriage, and the dark side of the erotic imagination.
The Chrysalids is set in a post-nuclear world where any difference or mutation is feared as an offence against God. When his powers of telepathy are discovered the narrator David, along with his sister, cousin and friends, have to run for their lives to the feared Badlands.
This is your last few days to help create the ultimate Australian reading list – 10 Aussie Books to Read Before You Die. Vote for your favourite at abc.net.au/aussiebooks by Friday 16 November.
Jennifer will reveal the ten books on Tuesday 4 December in a special one-hour First Tuesday Book Club.