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.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Episode 68: David Wong's John Dies at the End

We Two Mikes rip off one more episode before the year's end. In it we get off a short n sweet discussion of David Wong's gonzo web novel made good. Read it now before the movie comes out.

It's Cocktail Time!

Soy Sauce

Pour yourself a shot of tequila and top it with a dash of soy sauce and a dash of Tabasco sauce. Shoot it in the head.

Special closing music: "Christmas with the Devil" by Spinal Tap


Emphyrio said...

Well, thank you. If you notice, reading the passage got you guys riffing jokes, nailing down the tone, well-lubricated verbally (you get well-lubricated the other way at the end of the broadcast).

I've found reading a passage from my own work helps me when being interviewed. So much easier commenting on the passage at hand than answering the goddam SAT essay questions they come up with.

I just picked up Michael Cisco's The Great Lover, which is much talked about (Ligotti blurb!). You might consider it.

Is it me, or does there seem to be a High Lit Horror genre developing?

I'm still hoping for that Tim Powers book, Three Days to Never though. (One cent!) said...

Thanks, Emphyrio.

I agree that reading out a passage helps focus our oft-rambling discussion. We'll try it again with the next book.

I gotta ask, under what circumstances are you getting interviewed? Feel free to answer off-page (or not at all).

We read Cisco's The Divinity Student some years ago and were pleasantly mystified by it. Been meaning to return to him one of these days.

I've been thinking about whether there is a hi-lit horror genre coalescing; I'll try to remember to bring up that topic for discussion in the next episode, in which we'll discuss Colson Whitehead's latest.

I haven't read Tim Powers since the late 70s (The Drawing of the Dark); I'll look into your suggestions.

As you can see, I think I fixed your posting problem (you were being labeled and sidetracked as spam; I disabused Google of that notion).

Good to know your out there listening.

Mike S.