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.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Episode 97: Caitlin R. Kiernan's The Drowning Girl

The Mikes Who Number Two gather at 7pm to assemble the fragments of their failing knowledge and piece together a semblance of understanding of Caitlin R. Kiernan's critically acclaimed novel. We dive in and end up all wet and partially devoured.

Cocktail Time!

  •     In an ice-filled tumbler (T-U-M-B-L-E-R = 7 letters) pour:
  •     2 shots Seagram's 7 (S-E-A-G-R-A-M = 7 letters and which has 7 crowns on its label)
  •     Fill with 7-UP (numeral seven, and spelled out: S-E-V-E-N-U-P = 7 letters. Coincidence?)
  •     Add a dash of gin (which starts with the letter G: seventh letter in the alphabet).

Stir and contemplate the striking power of the number seven in your life and in the world. Then take your meds, cuz you're kinda losing it.

Chin chin chin chin chin chin chin.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Episode 96 : Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix

The Two Mikes go shopping but end up getting haunted in the Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix. Maybe you'll buy that couch but what the hell, the directions don't make any sense and there are too many bolts and not enough nuts and you have to ask your friend to come over to help but he can't figure it out either so you bring it back and you just have to get used to taking naps on the floor. Now that's horror. 

It's Cocktail Time!

I Love That Dirty Water

2 shots whiskey (the peaty kind)
1 shot dry vermouth
A splash of olive juice

Shake well with ice. Pour into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a stuffed olive.