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.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Episode 31 - The Nymphos of Rocky Flats by Mario Acevedo

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When the heck did vampires get so darn cuddly? The two Mikes ponder that most ancient of questions in Mario Acevedo's The Nympho of Rocky Flats. Is it possible that Count Chocula is the prototype of all modern vampire detectives or is some other cereal to blame? The guys find the book annoying but they talk about it anyway and ponder what it would be like to take a Short Course In Just Being Evil.

If you want to read a good gumshoe vampire story read the Vampire Papers instead!


Kundalini Noir

To one Bottle of Pilsner Beer
add five dashes of your favorite Tabasco Sauce.

Drink up! Chin, chin.

END MUSIC: What I Need by Gangstagrass on the album Gangstagrass. You can download the album for free from here.


Anonymous said...

The character of a vampire that won't scruple to drink the blood that s/he needs seems to be the same ethical dilemma that humans have in reconciling their recognition of the lives of animals with their need to kill and eat them. Maybe that is part of the Fall From Innocence, the knowledge that we live through the suffering and death of other beings. So Angel and his ilk represent us humans, in all our moral angst, as seen from the livestock pens.

Anonymous said... actually, the change is from vampire as alien to vampire as us.