Here on IDEOTV, it’s Christmas in … okay, August, but still it’s time for some wintry festivities as we read—and talk about!—Dachshund Through the Snow: An Andy Carpenter Mystery! It’s a murder mystery, a searing portrait of small-down power, corruption, and lies, a thrilling tale of corporate malfeasance, and a legal procedural, but really what […]Read more "163 — Dachshund Through the Snow: An Andy Carpenter Mystery"
Lighters are clicking and flicking, wheels are rolling, and badasses are extremely American this time around as we climb into our *checks notes* LandMasters and take off across the blasted countryside of … Damnation Alley. Tuff-guy posturing meets clouds of suspiciously sweetly scented smoke and maybe a few more descriptions of the sky than you […]Read more "162 — DAMNATION ALLEY"
Oh my goodness, this is gonna be a wild (broomstick) ride, as the all-time oldest friend of the show, Jeb “@mobute” Lund comes back to help us live deliciously and handle the weirdness of The Coven, by second-tier Watergate figure E. Howard Hunt, writing as “David St. John”. And, in a way, aren’t we all […]Read more "161 — The Coven (with Jeb Lund!)"
We can hear you already, you’re saying “Oh, A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning, eh, what are you talking about, COLLISION’S LIFE haw haw haw”, but the joke’s on you, because … he already knows. He knows. In any case, we picked this because we thought we’d try to keep on keeping things […]Read more "160 — A Series of Unfortunate Events Book the First: The Bad Beginning"
Sometimes we need to retreat to the porch with some kind vibes and mostly harmless advice, and that’s why this time around, we reached into the past for All I Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten. It’s a thick slice of I’m okay and you’re okay so let’s talk about dinosaurs and space with […]Read more "159 — All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten"
‘E’s a (hairy) wizard, is ‘arry … ‘arry Dresden, that is, Chicago’s only professional wizard and the protagonist of a book entitled Storm Front: Dresden Files Volume 1. On the plus side, a book called Storm Front featuring a dude named “Dresden” somehow manages not to go to objectionable places. On the minus side, this […]Read more "158 — Storm Front (Dresden Files Volume 1)"
Because timing is the essence of success and entertainment, we’re kicking off our latest huge crossover withKait & Renata from Worst Bestsellers by taking on Resident Evil Volume II: Caliban Cove, an original novel about … a horrible virus. We promise, however, that the episode is a lot of fun even if the book was […]Read more "157 — Resident Evil Volume II: Caliban Cove (with Kait & Renata from Worst Bestsellers!)"
You’ve all hit the trifecta, because this episode your long shot has finally come in and we take on our first Dick Francis book, the slightly disappointingly not-horse-dense-enough sorta-thriller The Danger. (Still enough horses in the book that one paragraph in the book runs “Horses. So many horses.”) What should be a cracking good adventure, […]Read more "156 — The Danger"
Money, power, respect: Lenny Dykstra doesn’t really have any of those things (allegedly, but he does have a passel of stories about rock star L I V I N and a World Series ring (and a couple felony convictions), and that’s pretty much why we sought out the dubious charms of Mr. Dykstra’s book House […]Read more "155 — House of Nails: A Memoir of Life on the Edge"
So it’s come to this: at long last, we follow up on a long-buried tip and try to get to the bottom of men’s adventure’s most underwhelming series, The Penetrator # 15: The Quebec Connection. Folks, we got the shaft! Turns out, this book is less “fun insane romp through zesty prose and reactionary 70s […]Read more "154 — The Quebec Connection: The Penetrator #15"