A more elegant fiction from a more civilized age is John Boorman and Bill Stair’s novelization of John Boorman’s film script (for) Zardoz. It’s a truly crazypants vision of a post-apocalyptic (and mostly pantsless) future, crafted by a couple men so laser-focused on breasts that you could well call them set adrift on mammary bliss. […]Read more "147 — ZARDOZ"
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)"