If the Six Million Dollar Man partnered with a Navy SEAL in a CIA / DEA / Etc. partnership to go around the world assaulting drug-cartel compounds, the results might be a little (a LOT) like … Robert Cain’s Cybernarc. Enticed? Other comparisons await you deep in the bowels caverns of this episode! HINT: if […]Read more "098 — Cybernarc"
What, what exactly is Dean Koontz’ novel Watchers? A touching love story between ex-Navy-SEAL (and realtor) and hyperintelligent Golden Retriever? A thrilling adventure where an ordinary man (who was in Delta Force) gets caught between the military industrial complex and organized crime — oh, and a ravenous murdering hellbeast? A sumptuous coming-of-age tale where a […]Read more "097 — Watchers"
You wanted the best, you got the best, in the form of the trashiest trash novel we have seen yet, Jackie Collins’ Hollywood Wives. Hard sex? Check. Sprawling set of (unlikeable) characters? Check. Spaghetti-like plot that’s somehow simultaneously insultingly simple and somewhat difficult to keep track of? Check! And then we get to the third […]Read more "096 — Hollywood Wives (w/ Rachel Millman)"
Long-dead voices returning from the grave to tell you all about what they think. No, it’s not just a description of this flashback to the first episode future permanent co-host Clsn ever showed up on, it’s also the plot of Brian Lumley’s Necroscope! Please enjoy this first flight of the Legendary Lions of the Library, […]Read more "Flashback #2 — Necroscope"
What do you call a rom-com that isn’t funny and ends with the main character alone? Love Monkey by Kyle Smith is at least one of the possible answers to that question. We’re joined by the terrific Maura Johnston to talk about living, loving, and working in New York’s media scene in 2001, as presented […]Read more "095 — Love Monkey (w/ Maura Johnston)"
The nights lengthen, the days grow colder, and our allotted days slough away — but, on the plus side, we welcome the world’s best sportswriter, David J. Roth, to endure the 252 pages of book-like object The Boz, Confessions of a Modern Anti-Hero, attributed to (or perhaps simply blamed on) Brian “The Boz” Bosworth and […]Read more "094 — The Boz, Confessions of a Modern Anti-Hero (w/ David J. Roth)"
Things get savage in the garden as we enjoy one of the best versions yet of the MORE OR LESS INNOCUOUS FAUNA ARE COMING FOR YOU genre with Shaun Hutson’s Slugs. A nasty bit of work that runs the gamut from gory to incredibly gross, Slugs answers the eternal question “What if you gave a […]Read more "093 — Slugs"
Grab your Dio tape and tug your jerkin into place, because it’s time to get extremely barbaric with Robert Aspirin’s sword and farcery romp Myth Conceptions — and, best of all, we’re joined by Dan Boeckner, of Wolf Parade, Operators, and others! Eat your heart out as we rock through a book that has more […]Read more "092 — Myth Conceptions (w/ Dan Boeckner)"
Take your broken wing(s) and learn to fly again, not with Mr. Mister but with Mr. Jonathan Livingston Seagull, by Mr. Richard Bach, in close formation with your friends Messrs. Friedman J.W. and Collsion Chris. This episode is certain to crack you up, as we scramble to lay out the metaphysical scheme Bach hatches for […]Read more "091 — Jonathan Livingston Seagull"
Collin Yost’s A Shot of Whiskey and a Kiss You’ll Regret in the Morning is the book that made Marianne Moore write “I, too, dislike it” about poetry; it’s the book that made the rock-and-roll clown from Metalocalypse say “man, this guy talks about cocaine a lot”; it’s by a writer who undoubtedly has made […]Read more "090 — A Shot of Whiskey and a Kiss You’ll Regret in the Morning"