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, January 18, 2009

Episode 35, Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book

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The Mike's dig right in to this latest novel by Dark Fantasy superstar Neil Gaiman. We find much to like and stay remarkably on topic. An hour goes by before we know it.

1/27/09 - And now a Newbery Award Winner!

It's Cocktail Time!

The Winding Sheet

2 shots gin (something British, like Boodles or Beefeaters) 1/2 shot Becherovka (clove liqueur from the Czech Republic) 1 teaspoon powdered sugar shake vigorously with crushed ice and strain into martini glass finish with 2–3 shakes orange bitters on top.

Wrap yourself in this pale, ghostly treat and bid farewell to all your earthly cares.

End tune:  The Main Theme from Torchwood.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Episode 34 - Oliver Onions - The Beckoning Fair One

The house is haunted again and the Mikes are going to see if they can get out of it in one piece in Oliver Onions's masterpiece of atmospheric horror The Beckoning Fair One. You may want to leave, be begged to leave, or just decide it is that time of year to quietly pull down the shades and stay in until the snow melts.

Yes, of course it is Cocktail Time!

Combing The Old Ghost's Hair: The Godiva Comb-Over

1 pint Guinness, Young's, or Murphy's stout
1 shot of Godiva Chocolate Liqueur

Drop the shot in the pint and drink up. Don't swallow the glass.

End Music: "Sister Golden Hair" by America.