Episode from the podcastTwo Book Nerds Talking

TBNT S04E15 | The Committed the explosive follow-up to The Sympathiser

Released Friday, 12th March 2021
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Việt Thanh Nguyễn fans rejoice! The sequel to The Symphatiser, the spy thriller that goes deep into the Vietnam War that won the 2016 Putlizer Prize for fiction is sharper, more violent and just as absurd. This novel has layers like a kek lapis and set up like a gangster novel except now, Nguyen has his pen trained on colonialism and French imperialism. We follow our nameless narrator who now finds himself in Paris, dealing drugs, getting into trouble and trying his best to hold on to his humanity while philosophising on the nature of life, love, identity and politics (just to name a few)