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.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Episode 74: Peter Straub's In the Night Room

Revisiting the world of Timothy Underhill, the Two Mikes wrangle with Peter Straub's stories within stories  and stories outside of stories. We finally find a metanovel we like (but still insist on making rude noises at the back of the classroom).

It's Cocktail Time!

Buy a skull glass from these folks:  

pour if full of Rowan's Creek whisky.

There, wasn't that easy?

closing music:  "Little Willy" by  Sweet


Emphyrio said...

While mentioning he's an unreliable narrator, you didn't mention whether Tim Underhill (I do like that name) writes with the plain-vanilla, slow-to-acknowledge-paranormal-explanations voice that so irked me in Lost Boy, Lost Girl.

The guy's had traumatizing and supernatural experiences in Viet Nam; he should be seeing spooks everywhere and be as unhinged as a Thomas Ligotti narrator.

I think you can let Straub be, unless you hear he produces something surprising.

Pretty funny recording glitch! You should have made a White Noise joke.

Still want you to give a shot at Three Days to Never.

weso said...

Seeing that you are going back to Ramsey Campbell, I would hartely recomnd you look at "The Face that Must Die." A book that manages to bee creepy without a drop of blood being spilt.

The Far Stairs said...

I also really enjoyed The Grin of the Dark. Lots of suggestive surreal weirdness and wordplay.