About Bookends

Bookends is AoD’s book club for Patreon members. We read a mix of classic and contemporary literature, with hooks to our Core Episodes and friends of the show.

Bookends live sessions take place via Zoom. An invitation and URL are provided by Patreon.

Brad, sometimes a guest, and Kevin start the session with a thirty to forty-five minute discussion of the book. This is recorded for Patreon.

The chat then opens for another thirty to forty-five minutes for an open discussion.

In the run-up to each session, we will post liberally and encourage discussion of each book on Patreon and Telegram.

2023 Schedule

Dates and times are subject to change. Look here and at Patreon for confirmation.

All sessions are at 3pm US Central Time unless otherwise noted.

Heart of Darkness, Conrad
January 29th

Nutcrankr, Baltic
March 12th

Ficciones, Borges
April 16th

All God’s Children, Gwyn
May 21st (4pm US CST)

Complete Poems, Dickinson
(The “Essential” Poems, See Patreon for Details)
July 9th

House of Sleep, Kelly
August 13th

Confessions of a Mask, Mishima (Weatherby Translation)
September 17th

Blood Meridian, McCarthy (w/ Aaron Gwyn)
December 3rd

Please support the pod by purchasing books through our affiliate links when possible. And thank you.

Questions? Find us on Patreon, Telegram or email artofdarkpod@gmail.com.