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.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Episode 43: Darren Shan's entire Cirque du Freak series

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Foolishly tacking another huge reading assignment, the Two Mikes read all twelve of Darren Shan's Cirque du Freak books. While no Harry Potter, we find much to like in the series and are even moved by it's clever and graceful ending.
It's Cocktail Time!

Spider Bite

1 shot vodka
1 shot crème de menthe (the clear kind, not the green kind)

1 shot crème de cassis

shake with ice and strain into a martini glass (chin-chin).

Closing music: " Soul Limbo" by Booker T. and the MG's from the Stax 50th Anniversary Celebration.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Episode 42: China Mièville's Perdido Street Station

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The Two Mikes tackle another doorstop of a book. Mike S. loves it all over, while Mike M.'s feelings are, shall we say, more nuanced. An unusually focused discussion of a rather meandering and sprawling book.

It's cocktail time!


Two scoops of the best rocky road ice cream you can find
3 shots butterscotch schnapps
3 ice cubes

Blend it up. Drink it down. Rest uneasy.

closing music: "Dream Weaver," Gary Wright (too obvious?)