FYI: The trekmate podcast Ten-Forward recently posted a 90 minute review/ discussion about this book. The site is trekmate.org.uk Their book club discussions are entertaining and informative.
Indeed, it is definitely worth a listen. You can find The Ten Forward Book Club’s podcast review of The Persistence of Memory
As always, hosts Sina and Michael, and (for this episode) their guest Melissa, are all incisive and insightful commentators, and their discussion of the book’s story, themes, philosophies, and characters is lively and spot-on. They present some superb literary review and criticism, and I encourage everyone to settle in and listen to this podcast, because I think it's ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT.