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, April 30, 2012

Episode 72, William Hjortsberg's Falling Angel

The Mikes dig deep for a discussion of a book that both really like. The problem: how do you discuss a book without griping about it? We try and mostly fail.

It's Cocktail Time!

Black Mass
1 shot rum
1 shot Kahlua
1 shot coconut milk

combine with ice in any way you choose and enjoy with a garnish of pineapple and cherry.

Closing music: "Voodoo Voodoo" by LaVern Baker

2 comments: said...

For those who wish to listen to Jesse Livingston's novel A Thousand Lifetimes in an Hour, here's a link for the audiobook download:


Emphyrio said...

Again you unearth a forgotten, worthwhile book, and you guys shine.

May I suggest reading the excerpt a little further into the discussion so as to prompt you to comment on the prose? You just dropped it, since you had comments you wanted to get to first.

Funny hearing the earlier casting for the movie. Knocked around for a while, didn't it?

I remember Interview with the Vampire was going to be John Travolta's next big movie after Urban Cowboy. Sixteen years later, it was Brad Pitt...

I kind of like the intellectual and visionary weirdness of Livingston's book. But he rushes the reading, capturing none of the appropriate tone for the words he's speaking. I'd prefer to read it, when it becomes available in that form (my search failed to find a text version).

Slow down next time, Mr. L.