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, March 25, 2013

Episode 82, Kim Newman's Anno Dracula

The Mikes are delighted to discover the inaugural book in Kim Newman's alternate history series in which Dracula comes to power in England and vampire Victorian culture is born. So glad we read this one.

It's Cocktail Time!

Victoria's Secret

In an ice-filled collins glass add:
  • 2 shots Bombay or Bombay Sapphire Gin (as long as it has a picture of the queen on the bottle)
  • 1 shot tuica (or if you can't find this Romanian plum liqueur, you can substitute Czech slivovitz)
  • a couple dashes of Angostura bitters to pink it up
  • Fill with tonic and garnish with long, curly orange peel

God Save the Queen!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Episode 81 - Michael Shea's The Extra

The Two Mikes pay their SAG dues and get themselves hired on in Michael Shea's The Extra.  Fame-whore directors, renegade booksellers, and giant mechanical spiders are certainly thrilling but it sure enough ain't horror.

Cocktail Time!

Spider Venom

2 shots Rumchata
1 shot Kahlua
1 shot vodka

Pour over ice and garnish with a lemon twist. Chin Chin.