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.

Friday, March 9, 2007

Episode 3.0: Fritz Leiber's Our Lady of Darkness


Rambling discussion of Fritz Leiber’s award-winning novel of the supernatural, with frequent reference to Leiber’s Conjure Wife. Mike invents a new drink and the other Mike hides his shame after opening a bottle of horrible Romanian wine. The conversation comes to a complete halt when the boys are overwhelmed by the novel's kitchen-sink approach to storytelling.

Tonight's potion

Our Lady of Darkness

1 part kirschwasser
1 part Kahlua
1 part good vodka
1 cherry

Shake all ingredients (except cherry) with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Add the cherry top and serve.

This Evening's Wine
Werewolf - Merlot
We give this wine 2 claws down. Drink it and you will be cursed whenever a glass is full.

Music by
Cher - yes Cher: Dark Lady ( dance to her gypsy music till her brew is done - or else.)

Episode 2.0 Fritz Leiber's Conjure Wife


Discussion of Fritz Leiber’s 1943 novel of witchcraft, the world of academia and the hoodoo that lives in every women and the sometimes reluctant man.

Music: Aer Enim - Performed by Virgin Ground
Written by Linda Kachelmeier

This evening's libation ...

The Frisky Witch
1 part Vodka
I part Sambuca

Mix Logistics
Pour into shaker of ice, shake, strain and enjoy.

Episode 1.25 Max Brooks's World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie Wars

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Our discussion of Brooks's book continues and then sort of peters out. We futz with audio problems and drink our cocktails. Total freakin' disaster.

Canadian Zombie - grrr- arrrr

2 cl Vodka
3 cl Dark Rum
3 cl White Rum
1 cl Grenadine
1 cl Green Curacao
Lemon Juice
Orange Juice

Fill collins glass halfway up with ice. Add white and dark rum. Fill up with half orange- half lemon juice. Pour grenadine and curacao along rim of glass. Top with 151 proof rum.

Episode 1.0 Max Brooks's World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie Wars

Sunday, February 11, 2007
In which the Two Mikes expound upon Max Brooks’s sideways sequel to The Zombie Survival Guide, discuss zombies in general, make references people you don’t know, and learn some hard lessons in audio.