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.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Episode 95: Dan Simmons's Carrion Comfort

The Mikes find themselves overcome by a compulsion to read an overlong book about people who compel others to do things. We had no choice but to comply.

It's Cocktail Time!
Psychic Donkey Punch

In a collins glass of ice add:
  • 2 shots of dark rum
  • 3–4 shots of peach nectar (puréed peach)
  • squeeze of lime
  • top with seltzer
  • garnish with fruit (cherries, orange, whatever)


Monday, September 1, 2014

Episode 94 : Peter Cline's 14

The Two Mike's decided to sublet from Peter Cline in his novel 14.   If anything, it proves that you should look through your lease agreement carefully, because if you mess with the thermostat you might bring about the apocalypse. For sure you won't get your security deposit back. 

Cocktail Time!

The Lovecraft Daiquiri (or the Lovecraftaiquiri) 

In a cocktail shaker place:

Crushed ice
2 parts Berry Simple Syrup*
2 parts dark rum
Juice of one large lime

Shake, strain into a martini glass and garnish with a berry

*  Berry Simple Syrup

In a heavy bottomed sauce pan put in one cup sugar to one cup water and heat and dissolve. Do not bring to a boil.  Once the sugar is dissolved, crush in a1/2 cup of any kind of dark fruit and allow that to warm through. Take off heat and allow to cool. Once the mixture in cooled, stain and keep the dark syrup. ( You can put the berries on pancakes or something.)