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, November 14, 2007

Episode 15.0: Barbara Hambley's Renfield: Slave of Dracula

In this episode the guys wander around the mind of Barbara Hanbley's R. M. Renfield, the bug-eating asylum inmate and Dracula's lickspittle. We laud the attempt to inject life into Bram Stoker's enigmatic character and lament that it only goes so far.

We do, however, create a most vivifying cocktail:

Sparrows and Flies

1 part ale (something hoppy and not too sweet, like Anchor Steam)
1 part Coca-Cola (Coke adds life)
1/2 part gin
a dash of bitters
orange or lemon peel

Serve over ice.

It may not seem palatable, but once you take the first taste, you'll see: it adds life.

End music: Wagner's Ride of The Valkryies