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.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Episode 52: Danielle Trussoni's Angelology

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Are angels the new vampires? The Two Mikes discuss this and other matters of weighty theology in this latest episode.

And no, they are NOT the new vampires.

It's Cocktail Time! Bad-touched by an Angel

Place in the bottom of a Tom Collins glass:
  • slice of ginger
  • piece of lemon rind
  • several dashes of Angostura bitters
Muddle thoroughly.

Pack glass with crushed ice and pour over it
  • 1 shot of bourbon
  • 1 shot Frangelico
  • top with hard cider.
Garnish with lemon slice.
Drink through straw so you can stir up the goodies down below. Chin chin.

Special Closing Music: "Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground" by Raul Malo


Paul Chadwick said...

I wonder how much pressure is put on young fantasy authors to create a "franchise." It's a shame. But I suppose anybody would succumb, with visions of Bertie Botts Every Flavor Beans dancing in their heads.

Here's a link to a reading of "Hell is the Absence of God."

It's an episode of Podcastle. The reader's a bit monotonal, but enunciates well -- leading to controversy in the comments.

Read those comments; if only your listeners were so engaged! Lovin' it and hatin' it!

Fantasy as philosophical argument. I wonder if it could ever become a subgenre.

This was an enjoyable episode, even if your enthusiasm for the book was limited. You were reminded of more lovable or loathable portions of the novel as the discussion progressed (fanning the flames with wings, etc.).

You didn't think the wings on Angel in X-Men 3 worked? They didn't bother me. Now, costumed, non-digital wings, those look silly!

Paul Chadwick said...

Oops. You already posted that link. Sorry.