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, September 27, 2011

Episode 65: The Passage by Justin Cronin

We read and rate and wrangle with Justin Cronin's looooooooooonnnng first book in a trilogy. We both like the book but spend the entire 'cast complaining about its shortcomings. But we LIKE the book; it's hard to explain. Just read it.

ps. We were both wrong: we missed TWO months this year. Shame on us.

It's Cocktail Time

  •  2 shots vodka (not the good stuff)
  • 1/2 shot Midori melon liqueur
  • 1/4 Galliano
 Shake with ice and strain into martini glass. Top with a spritz of tonic (contains quinine).

1 comment:

Emphyrio said...

Hoping to beat your podcast posting, I lept into this. But you finished and posted too quickly. I'm only about a quarter in, and have decided to take a pass.

Your comments are on target, and I just don't have the patience for a bloated epic (though I'm starting to get curious about George R. R. Martin's).

Yes, literate, thorough characterization (though not what I'd call fascinating or nuanced characters), somewhat suspenseful...but not a world I care to be immersed in for many hundreds of pages.

The multiple-viewpoint blockbuster has to move like a bullet train, I think.

This one, not quite.

I say it's time for another Ligotti, or a similar oddball stylist. Or that Tim Powers book I recommended.