Books & Beats: December 12, 2015
When is a newspaper reporting the news, and when is it inventing the news? That’s the question posed by Umberto Eco’s new thriller Numero Zero (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). In her review, Betsy Burton says, “Eco’s short but excellent book is more cautionary tale than suspense novel and satire is at its center.”
Music heard on this Books & Beats:
Intro: “Way Down in the Hole,” written by Tom Waits, performed by Steve Earle
1: “Every Time Katie” by David Wax Museum
2: “One Girl/One Boy” by !!!
3: “Come Back Little Star” by Patterson Hood