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, November 21, 2012

Episode 78: Joan Perucho's Natural History

The Two Mikes travel to Spain and bring along a Spanish horror novel to read. Like the country where we don't speak the language, we can't make sense of it, but it leaves us delighted and mystified. And extemely jetlagged.

It's Cocktail Time!

The Kalimotxo

In a Tom Collins glass drop in a couple ice cubes, then fill with equal parts Coca-cola and red wine. Enjoy!

Special closing music: "Echoes of Spain" by Django Reinhardt


Emphyrio said...

Very cool. You should at least give us a report about your trip. Love that spider sculpture; where is it?

I made it to Spain once and visited the museum devoted to the greatest illustrator of the weird who ever lived: Jose Segrelles, a worthy side trip if you ever get to the southern part of the country.

Is there an example of overly literal translation actually adding to the strangeness of a weird tale?

Dracogeno said...

Just so you know, at least you have one Spanish fan. I'm a little like to the party, but burning straight through your archives.

Calimocho (as it's called in Castillian), that blight of the Spanish youth, can be taken with ice, and needs a really crappy wine. You can add some fruit liquor if you are so inclined.