The Two Mikes

The Two Mikes
Ever wanted to talk with someone about a book you just read? You could just join a book group and talk about it, drink a little, veer off on tangents, work back around to the book again, and finally wrap it up by picking the next book.

But what happens when the book you just read is about about hungry zombies or a haunted house, and your Eat, Pray, Love–reading friends aren’t really into reading it, much less discussing its finer points? That’s what we’re here for. We Two Mikes will be your virtual book group for discussing new and interesting and old and half-forgotten horror books.

If you want to follow along with us, look at the next forbidden book on the table and start reading.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Episode 149 - Brian Evenson's Last Days

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The Two Mikes don't loose their heads or any other parts, but still enjoy Brian Evenson's Last Days.  The hero gets out mostly intact but the Mikes will remain  Zeroes thank you very much.


Cocktail Time! 🍸

The Self Cauterizer

Get a pint beer glass and fill half way with a dark beer like a Stout or a Porter.  Take 150 Proof Rum and float on the top by pouring on the back of the spoon. Ignite the rum, at your own peril, and when tired of the fire,  extinguish by filling up the rest of pint glass.

Yes, this is a lazy drink. Chin Chin.


Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Episode 148: Paul Tremblay's Cabin at the End of the World



The Two Mikes finish their reading of Paul Tremblay's breakout books with a trip to the woods. There are grasshoppers and a messages from "God" and bunch of decent people at brutal cross purposes. Kinda like driving the family to the lake on a Sunday in July.

It's Cocktail Time!

Seven Grasshoppers

In a mason jar, combine
  • 6 oz crème de menthe
  • 6 oz crème de cacao
  • 3 oz heavy creme
  • ice
shake and strain into seven chilled cocktail glasses.

Chin chin!

Monday, December 23, 2019

Episode 147: Paul Tremblay's Disappearance at Devil's Rock


The Two Mikes go for a hike. One comes back with Paul Tremblay's Disappearance at Devil's Rock. The other comes back only as a ghostly presence. Can you guess which one?


It's Cocktail Time!

Hardo Cider

  • 1 cup of natural apple cider
  • 1 shot cinnamon schnapps
  • 1 shot of whiskey  

Mix, pour over ice and garnish with an apple slice. Chin, chin.





Thursday, November 21, 2019

Episode 146: Paul Tremblay's Head Full of Ghosts


The Mikes channel their inner bratty little sister to try to make sense of a family falling apart and a teen girl going through some changes. Things get sticky when a reality TV crew shows up.

It's Cocktail Time!

The Great Molasses Flood

Rim a cocktail tumbler with molasses and then dip in demerara sugar (or similar) and lime zest. Fill with ice. Then, in a shaker combine:
  • shot of blackstrap rum
  • shot of Amaro Montenegro (or similar)
  • juice of 1/2 lime
Shake and pour over ice. Fill glass with ginger beer.

Chin, chin!