Joining Charles Adrian near West Kensington tube station in London for the 107th Second-Hand Book Factory is hungry actor, producer and writer Kevin Shen. They talk about empathy with uncomfortable protagonists, good deaths of bad guys and the relatable life of an everyday Egyptian family.
The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out Of The Window And Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson (trans. Rod Bradbury)
Palace Walk by Naguib Mahfouz (trans. William H. Hutehins and Olive E. Kenny)