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.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Episode 85 Scowler by Daniel Kraus

The Mikes head to the rolling hills of Iowa to see what horror is down on the farm in Daniel Kraus's YA book Scowler.  It sure enough ain't no visit to Green Acres where kids are brutalized, stuffed animals seek revenge and meteors fall out of the sky.  Keep Manhattan and just give me that countryside.

It sure is Cocktail Time!

White Special Drink

1 egg white ( very fresh)
1 1/2  shots of good Gin
1/2 shot of  Domaine de Canton
1/2 Shot of Creme de Violette
A squeeze of lime or  a scraping of vanilla bean one or the other, your choice. 

Put into a shaker with lots of ice.  Shake well to get the egg frothy.  Strain into martini glass and garnish with an orange peel. Chin Chin.


Emphyrio said...

Nice to hear you guys can still be disturbed.

Can't believe only fifteen to go.

How about reading one of those Lovecraft biographies out there? I bet that'd generate some interesting discussion. said...

That's an intriquing idea, Emphyrio. I've long wanted to read Joshi's bio, or maybe De Camp's. I read Houellebecq's book on Lovecraft a while back and didn't hate it, although I don't remember much.
—Mike S.

Emphyrio said...

I recommend De Camp's. Four bucks on Amazon, used. He's a pithy writer, and fairly objective about HPL's foibles and literary merits. I've not read Joshi's, but given its massive page count, and the somewhat ponderous literary criticism he's done elsewhere, and his position as HPL's apostle, I expect it's more exhaustive, but perhaps exhausting.

Tom Mix 1969 said...

Please tell me - what is the 'special outro music' for this episode? I need it in my life. said...

"Farmer's Daughter" on "Tusk" Fleetwood Mac. Enjoy - Mike M.