No, it’s not a new made-up term for a sexual position—as far as we know!—it’s the new Lucy Foley joint, The Paris Apartment! It’s darker than a wine cellar, twistier than an alley in your favorite arrondissement, but, unfortunately, about as eventful as an afternoon sighing with ennui over a couple of Gauloises and a […]Read more "173 — The Paris Apartment"
With tramps like these, hoo boy, do things get real and stay there in a hurry as your humble hosts pop their clutches and tell Mercedes Lackey and Larry Dixon’s Born to Run: A Novel of the SERRAted Edge to eat their dust! It’s another novel of the urban fantastique, with an Irish pub described […]Read more "172 — BORN TO RUN"
Well, friends, it’s surely time to put on your red shoes and dance the blues, this time along with us as we lace ’em up and see The Playmakers Series series of hockey romance novels, in this case Gauging the Player: A One-Night Stand Sorts Romance by G.K. Brady. Believe us, to see the […]Read more "171 — GAUGING THE PLAYER: A ONE-NIGHT STAND SPORTS ROMANCE"
No know Jack? No, know Jack! Jack Reacher, that is, as we for some reason decide to experiment with CBS-grade Reacher-adjacency with Diane Capri’s series-starting Don’t Know Jack. This is a gaiden, in which the titular Jack is most present in his absence, as a wise-cracking pair of FBI Human Resources Detectives are looking to […]Read more "170 — Don’t Know Jack"
We’re off the dang map here, folks, because we don’t know where we are, but we do know that here? there be monsters! Just in time for spooky season, we’re taking on one of the giants of the bad-book genre, Hannibal by Thomas Harris. This book is a big, corrosive bummer, with lots and […]Read more "169 — Hannibal"
Homefolks, we came to party, and your eyes were looking at … Nöthin’ but a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the ’80s Hard Rock Explosion by Tom Beaujour and Richard Bienstock and it is well and truly time to push the opening acts off the stage and get ready for the *looks down at […]Read more "168 — Nöthin’ but a Good Time"
It’s time to get what an old boss of Clsn’s used to call “choiceful” in these all-too-choice-free times, so we break format a little bit (and break out laughing a lot) with a “Which Way” book, in which we try and mostly fail to become the titular Champ of TV Wrestling. Do the elegant diversions […]Read more "167 — The Champ of TV Wrestling (Which Way Books #22)"
We live in a world that has hippos, and those hippos have to be ridden by people with weapons. Who’s gonna do it? You? These people have a greater responsibility than you could possibly fathom. You weep for victims of hippos, and you curse the hippo riders. You have that luxury. You have the luxury […]Read more "166 — River of Teeth"
For SO many reasons, it’s time to get out of town, and so we’re hitting the road to check out some of those hot Atlanta Nights we’ve been hearing so much about! Atlanta Nights is a truly bizarre artifact, so strange that it forces us to break our own rules and stretch our own format, […]Read more "165 — Atlanta Nights"
EDITOR’S NOTE (JWF): Apologies for the audio quality, the late release, and the lack of a letters segment this time around, things got pretty out of sync and difficult and editing this episode became a real trial. So I salvaged what I could. It’s a tradition like no other, as our friend Stef Gray joins […]Read more "164 — Dachshund Through the Snow (The Dogmothers Book 3) w/ Stefanie Gray!"