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, March 25, 2021

Episode 156: Thomas Disch's The Priest


The Mikes have a confession to make: we read and have thinkings about another Thomas Disch novel. We marvel and cringe at the what goes underneath those cassocks. 

It's Cocktail Time!

No one Drinks the Spanish Inquisition

In a shaker with ice, mix
  • 1/2 shot Cointreau
  • 1/2 shot calvados
Pour into coupe glass (for up) or rocks glass (for on the rocks). Fill glass with cava and top with a shake or two of bay leaf bitters.

Chin Chin!

1 comment:

Emphyrio said...

Another great episode.

I've come across other Disch works that would also be called "Sardonic." "Attack of the Stupid Dinosaurs" comes to mind.

Always been curious about "The Genocides," where aliens come and start farming giant plants. Humans are the vermin scuttling amid the crops, who must be eradicated like aphids. Also "Fun with Your New Head."

If you come across the short story, "Descending" -- in which a distracted shopper at a NY department store takes the down escalators while absorbed in Thackeray's "Vanity Fair," only to realize he's fifty pages in and untold stories underground -- give it a read.

Would like to renew my request that you read a passage and comment on prose style.

Hope you someday do Ligotti's masterpiece, "My Work is Not Yet Done." Not sure if an affordable edition is out there, though.

Keep going, you're still doing wonderfully entertaining podcasts.