If you ever watched Riverdale and wished that the events of the pilot were explained in greater (?) detail, then you, my friend, are in for a treat in Micol Ostow’s The Day Before: A Prequel Novel! Fizzier and frothier than a freshly shaken bottle of Topo Chico, this book lets you spend time with […]Read more "146 — The Day Before: A Prequel Novel (Riverdale)"
Grisly, gory, gruesome, and far, far too long, it’s Robert Galbraith’s Career of Evil, a five-hundred-page career unto itself, even if it’s little more than a footnote to the career of JK Rowling, who we mention for … some reason. (The reason is that Galbraith is a Rowling pseudonym.) It’s the episode that airs Clsn’s […]Read more "145 — Career of Evil"
A story, nay, a tale so big we had to have help to handle it, Pokémon: Detective Pikachu: Story of the Movie is a novelization slash transcript of the recent film, which Kotaku’s Gita Jackson (@xoxogossipgita on Twitter) was kind enough to join us to discuss! Roughly ninety minutes of giggling then ensued. The book’s […]Read more "144 — Pokémon: Detective Pikachu: Story of the Movie (w/ Gita Jackson)"
Cue the music and lift your voices in song with us, because it’s the mo-st won-der-ful time … of the year: it’s time to get back on the Guy N. Smith train with an absolute banger entitled Killer Crabs. You know how last time we took on a Smith-crab joint, we thought “Wow, this one […]Read more "143 — Killer Crabs"
Ever want to hear what we get up to in our extra-special episodes over on Patreon dot com slash IDEOTVPod? Often, it’s rad stuff like this, where we go deep into and thickly through a magazine aimed* at … well, it’s complicated, but the magazine is called Skillset and it’s about being a hecka T […]Read more "142 — SKILLSET Magazine"
When you’re scouring the shelves for some hot new Jack, sometimes you reach, er, farther, and thus might you happen upon L.T. Ryan’s Noble Beginnings: A Jack Noble Thriller (Jack Noble #1). Anyway, that’s pretty much what happened to us! This semi-taut sorta-thrill quasi-ride introduces us to Jack Noble, a man who one-punch breaks jaws […]Read more "141 — Noble Beginnings: A Jack Noble Thriller (Jack Noble #1)"
No Regrets by Ace Frehley? More like “No, Regrets”!! For the first time in a LONG time we hop back on the rock bio train, and find that it treats us … well, this isn’t really the first one we’d recommend you read, let’s just say that. Basically a guy throwing in his perspective on […]Read more "140 — Ace Frehley: No Regrets, A Rock ‘n’ Roll Memoir"
Bouncing off the walls with at least one too many cups of coffee, it’s the IDEOTV squad (-ron) chasing after Ricochet Joe! This is a prime blast of classic Dean Koontz, which means it’s literally impossible to dislike or have a bad time with. We hope you’ll enjoy our dogged efforts hereby unleashed! So fix […]Read more "139 — Ricochet Joe"
Coming at you faster than a stretchy missile off of a young boy’s outstretched finger(s), it’s Rex Stout’s Nero Wolfe’s The Rubber Band! What is it? Why, it’s a classic mystery of the old school, with armchair detection aplenty, two-fisted shoe-leather gumshoeing (?), gals, dames, dudes, orchids, bankers, and crime cases no cop could ever […]Read more "138 — The Rubber Band (A Nero Wolfe Mystery)"
Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows! And so does Doc Savage. This is just one of the things that makes the two of them rivals, tentative opponents, uneasy collaborators, and, the reader continuously hopes, cautious lovers in Doc Savage: The Sinister Shadow! (Alas, this may be an “all-new […]Read more "137 — Doc Savage: The Sinister Shadow"