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Episode 4: Adaptations

Episode 4 - Thursday 1st April 2021

Simon and Kiera discuss film and TV adaptations of books, from the many adaptations of Philip K. Dick and Nick Hornby to Persepolis and The Company of Wolves - and go on a tangent through the Marvel Universe. (Kiera thinks the worst thing you can do to Thor is cut his hair, and Simon notes that he gets an eye cut out.) We’d love to hear about your favourite adaptations: find us on Twitter @badreads.

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