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.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Episode 22.0 Sergei Lukyanenko's Night Watch

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Listen while the Two Mikes pontificate over this first part of the bestselling series of dark fantasy novels from Russia. We attack and retreat in the endless battle between light and dark and finally settle down to some briny vodka.

It's cocktail time!

The Chalk of Destiny

One shot chilled Russian vodka (the good stuff)
One pickled white asparagus tip

skewer the asparagus tip in the vodka. Drink. It's just that simple.

Demon Bunny says "Happy Easter!"

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Episode 21.0 Junji Ito's Uzumaki series

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Twist your minds around Junji Ito's weird, nightmare manga Uzumaki. The Mikes become entangled in the tale of a small Japanese village cursed by its obsession with all things spiral.

Our first try at a graphic novel, we surprise ourselves that we have anything to say at all—or do we?

It's Cocktail Time!

2 shots good vodka
1 shot good sake
1 long, mesmerizing coil of lemon rind

Shake the shots in crushed ice; strain into a chilled martini glass; drop in the long lemon twist. Lose yourself in its endless yellow spiraling.

Special closing music: "Twisted" by Marques Bovre and the Evil Twins, from their excellent and long-lost album Ghost Stories from Lonesome County.