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, November 24, 2009

Episode 45: Thomas Disch's The Sub

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Returning to one of Mike S's favorite authors, we read another in Thomas M. Disch's Occult Minnesota series. The Mikes consider the horror of Minnesota, our inner animals, and the slippery slope to the sty.

It's Cocktail Time!

The Piggatini
Twist a piece of bacon around a wooden skewer and microwave until crisp. Set aside.

3 shots of Jim Beam
a dash of Liquid Smoke
a 1/2 shot of real maple syrup

Shake with ice and strain into martini glass. Add bacon stir.

Oink. Oink.

closing music: The Beatles "Piggies" covered by the Tottemo Godzilla Riders

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Episode 44: Dan Simmon's Song of Kali

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(sigh) The Two Mikes' got cocky and thought that the forces of destruction couldn't get them, but how wrong they were. After recording and hour and a half of brilliant discussion about this book, Kali the Destroyer brushed it into nonexistence without an effort. Here is the consolation prize: a discussion we had two weeks later, which turned out to be much better than it deserved to be.

It's Cocktail Time!

Oh! Calcutta Cocktail

two shots Bombay gin
splash of orange blossom water
a kumquat

In a tom collins glass, pour the gin and orange blossom water over ice. Cut and squeeze the kumquat over the ice and drop it in the glass. Fill with tonic.