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, January 18, 2013

Episode 80: Daryl Gregory's Raising Stony Mayhall

The Mikes revisit a favorite author and are reminded why he's a favorite. We ruminate (again) on the zombie novel and discuss why this is such a good one.

It's Cocktail Time!

Sweet Zombie Jesus

In a shaker combine:
  • 1 shot light rum
  • 1 shot dark rum
  • 3 shots pineapple juice
  • 1 shot blueberry juice
  • 1 shot simple syrup
  • 1 shot kombucha tea

Shake and pour into ice-filled Collins glass. If you'd like, float a bit of 151 rum on top and ignite. Be sure to extinguish completely before drinking, or you'll burn your

special closing music: "I'll Have a New Body" by Hank Williams

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Episode 79: The Fog by James Herbert

No it's not book that inspired John Carpenter's film or the by son of the guy who wrote "Dune."  The two Mikes quickly get over their initial disappointment and head into the brain-altering mist of James Herbert's early novel.

"Everyone talks about the weather but no one does anything about it."  - Mark Twain

Cocktail Time

Fog on the Brain

Combine in a shaker of crushed ice:
A shot of Canadian Mist
A Shot of Bernard Loiseau Apple And Earl Grey Liqueur
1 teaspoon of powdered sugar
The equivalent of one egg white

Shake well and pour into a martini glass.  Drink. Chin, chin.