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.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Episode 61: Shirley Jackson's We Have Always Lived in the Castle

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Finally finally finally reading this book, which has gathered dust on the table for years, the Two Mikes grapple with Shirley Jackson's late gothic tale of a confused girl, angry villagers, agoraphobia, and refined sugar. And preserves.

It's Cocktail Time!

Arsenic and Old Grand-Dad

In a rocks glass muddle berries and sugar. Add a bit of grapefruit peel and fill with ice. Pour in Old Grand-Dad whiskey.

closing music: "Jam Up and Jelly Tight" by Tommy Roe