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, April 25, 2014

Episode 92: Dennis Wheatley's The Devil Rides Out

The Mikes emerge from a longer-than-usual hiatus with a classic of satanic literature. We find much to admire in this early and influential entry in to the literature of the Dark Lord. We also spend some awkward minutes counting our orifices.

It's Cocktail Time!

Holy Water

In a Collins glass filled with ice cubes combine:
  •    1 shot bourbon
  •    1 shot brandy
  •    1 shot sweet vermouth
  •    1 shot lemon simple syrup
  •    1/2 shot Farigoule

Top off with filtered or distilled water.
Stir and enjoy (once you've blessed your nine orifices, of course).

Special closing music: "The Devil Rides Out" by Icarus


knobgobbler said...

I've only seen Hammer's movie version of this book. I'd heard of Wheatley a long time back but somehow got the impression that he was writing 'Christian Horror'... ala Ted Decker or the Left Behind books.
You guys make it sound a lot more interesting that I'd imagined, at least worth a weekend's read... and like you say, it's a 'classic'.

Emphyrio said...

Alan Moore said in a recent interview ( I think in Comic Book Resources)that he was reading Wheatley attentively at age 10, 11, 12.

Later he was taken aback when he began to understand Wheatley's conservative politics.