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, May 28, 2008

Episode 25.0 Toby Barlow's Sharp Teeth

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Dropping down on all fours, the Mikes gnaw and whimper and snarl over Toby Barlow's hardboiled epic werewolf poem. Come on, tear off a hunk!

It's Cocktail time!

Hair of the Dog
In a shot glass pour:
1/2 oz tequila
1/2 oz Irish whiskey

2 shakes Tabasco sauce

big pinch of salt

Grasp firmly and shoot it down like the rabid dog you are . . .

Closing music: Hair of the Dog by Nazareth

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Episode 24.0 Stephenie Meyer's Twilight

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Bravely tackling a book that a bookseller warned them away from (our first real "forbidden" book), the Mikes shamelessly hop on board another publishing juggernaut and along the way try to understand the mind of the teenage girl. We get nowhere, and ookiness results.

It's Cocktail Time!

Soul Kiss Cocktail

1 1/2 tsp Dubonnet Rouge
1 1/2 tsp OJ
3/4 ounce Bourbon
3/4 ounce Dry Vermouth

Shake with ice, strain, pour into a martini glass and prepare to lose yourself—forever.

Music: Cocktail for Two - by Spike Jones and His City Slickers on Musical Depreciation and Two Against The World performed by Rose McGowen on the Planet Terror Soundtrack.

Special credit: Guest Intro Announcer - Joanne Hathaway