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.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Episode 11.0: Joseph Delaney's Last Apprentice Series, books 1 and 2

click either book to listen

With episode 11 the guys bounce back from their lethargy and enthuse about Joseph Delaney's The Last Apprentice, his growing series of young adult horror fantasies. Sort of a more spooky and gory Harry Potter, this series is just getting rolling, so we decided to jump on board. We discuss both book 1, The Revenge of the Witch, and book 2, The Curse of the Bane, and make all sorts of wise pronouncements about the young people of today. (We may devote another 'cast to books 3 and 4 when they come out.)

This week's cocktail:
Village Girls with Pointy Shoes
1 shot of Irish whiskey
2 shots tawny port
1/2 cup of Young's Chocolate Stout (cold)

Pour together in a beer glass, taking care that the stout forms a head (but not too much). We're told this is particularly tasty with a revitalizing meal of babymeat, but you can enjoy it any witch way you like.

Friday, August 3, 2007

Episode 10.0: Brian Wilson Aldiss's - Frankenstein Unbound

Yes - #10! The guys buck the malaise that has overtaken them and slog through time and space with Brian Aldiss's Frankenstein Unbound. They learn that Mary Shelley was one hot eighteenth-century babe and stand perplexed by the ins and outs of monster-making gynecology.


Doin' Mary Shelley

1 part gin
1 part Pernod
2 parts cranberry juice
whatever body parts you desire

Serve over ice.
We created it, but now we despise it.

Music Recommendations: Adolph Hofner - South Texas Swing (because the book starts off in Texas).

Additional Music by Harry and the Potters - "The Foil (Malfoy)"