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, June 16, 2014

Episode 92: Rick Yancey's The Monstrumologist







The Two Mikes nearly lose their humanity in Rick Yancey's The Monstrumologist.  Is it the gore, the complicated relationships, or is the flies swarming around the rotten flesh of an old sea captain?  Look in the mirror, the monster is you ... or something like that.


Cocktail Time

Snap to, Will Henry!

One shot apple jack
One shot spice rum.

Drink is quick succession.

3 comments:

Emphyrio said...

A gentle reminder that reading a passage always spurs you guys into making interesting points.

Why not pick out three passages, and space them through the podcast?

knobgobbler said...

I keep passing over The Monstumologist at the library bookshop... fearing it's some RL Stine thing... but now I'll have to go grab it... which of course means it will no longer be there.

Was 'animatic' the term you were looking for regarding animation with moving elements but little/no actual animation? That's the term we used in art school for story boards that had movement depicting camera moves and such.

Emphyrio said...

Knobgobbler: no, it's "motion comic," which takes comic art pages and does very limited animation, like a figure sliding across frame, or a punch landing, along with the pans and scans and cuts and dissolves of animatics. They released a feature-length motion comic of Watchmen, parts of which are viewable on YouTube.

Personally, I find it a falling-between-two-stools art form; not good animation, and a distracting, half-baked "jazzing up" that detracts from the qualities of good comic art.