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, April 29, 2010

Episode 50, Robert Silverberg's The Book of Skulls

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Mike S. convinced Mike M. to read with him a book he loved in high school. Always a risk, to reread something you loved as a kid, but we aren’t disappointed. We dig the grooviness of its early seventies scene and don’t even have to wonder if it is horror (it isn’t). It gives us lots to talk about: immortality, hot hairy lovin', kids these days, and so on.

It’s Cocktail Time!

The Skull beneath the Skin

½ oz each of gin, vodka, rum, and triple sec

¼ oz Rose’s lime juice

2 oz sour mix

1 oz blue agave syrup

Shake with ice and strain into martini glass; top with a splash of champagne.

Chin. And also chin.

Bonus link: Robert Silverberg's thoughts on his career in sleaze:

Closing music: “Live” by Emitt Rhodes, performed by the Bangles.