We're back with another interlude! Livius should be acting pretentious, eating brie and drinking wine in France right now, but due to a very inconsiderate global pandemic, we're both stuck at home riding it out. So, we didn't have books planned for this week, and we're coming off a ton of content over the last few months, so we figured we would subject you to more of Robb's guessing games. We hope you enjoy!
Hot off the presses, here's a little over an hour of conversation with the legend himself, Christopher Moore. We just dropped our review of his upcoming release Shakespeare for Squirrels, so if you haven't listened to that, be sure to do that too. And grab a copy of Shakespeare for Squirrels when it releases on May 12th!
We're always excited to get to read some new Christopher Moore. His latest effort sees the return of Pocket, the lovable fool. This time around, he finds himself amidst some midsummer night's fuckery. Check out our review, and come back later this week for our interview with Christopher Moore himself!
Back with another book review. This time we're talking about the latest from Bentley Little, The Bank. Thanks to Cemetery Dance for sending us advanced copies. Check out what we thought about a story of an evil bank and the havoc it wreaks on a small town. stick around for a little chat about the stuff we're watching right now, including the new Penny Dreadful City of Angels show.
Here we are with an interview so hot off the presses that I'm pretty sure we stopped talking less than three hours ago! This is our interview with Michael David Wilson, a follow up of sorts to our recent review of his debut novella The Girl in the Video - available 4/28 from Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing. In this interview we talk about his book, his podcast, and some really REALLY gross stuff. So if you aren't possessing of the strongest of stomachs, feel free to skip over the section between 11min 23sec to 20min 20sec.
We're back with. Another. Book. One thing that this particular global pandemic cannot slow down is our reading. So far. This time around, it's a debut novella by one of our long-time contemporaries, Michael David Wilson! Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing is dropping this bad boy April 28th, and you should totally check it out! After the review, we regroup on some of the shows we recommend, and some shows you can probably skip. Check back soon for an interview with Michael David Wilson, and our next review, The Bank by Bentley Little, drops next week!
Back into our normal rhythm, here's our 10th book review of the year, The Ancestor by Danielle Trussoni. This book came as a recommendation from Alma Katsu when we had her on to talk about her latest book The Deep. After the review we catch up on what we've been watching. Come back next week for a review of Michael David Wilson's debut novella The Girl in the Video!
You're probably tired of us by now. We just can't help ourselves. This time, we grabbed some time with Grady Hendrix to talk about his book that just dropped, The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires. It was an excellent conversation that we hope you enjoy as much as we did! Coming soon: a review of The Ancestor by Danielle Trussoni!
We're back again. Already. With another book review! This time, it's all about the neighborhood moms taking on vampires. And don't worry, we're continuing our break-neck pace of episode posting, because we'll be posting an interview with Grady Hendrix before the week is out! Then, the following week we'll be talking about The Ancestor by Danielle Trussoni. Then maybe an interview with her. And somewhere in all of that, maybe we'll get some sleep.
Here's a surprise extra episode! Much like Josh Malerman surprised the world with the release of a serialized novel on his website, we are surprising the same world by dropping an unannounced interview! It's an amazing and inspiring conversation, so strap in for a huge conversation!
So we got a narrow 30 minute window to chat with Max Barry, and this is the discussion that came of it. We spent most of the time talking about his new book Providence. It was a great conversation. If you're looking for more, you can go waaaaaaay back to our interview with Max in September of 2011, where we talk to him about his book Machine Man, neuroplasticity, and a lot more. Enjoy!
We're back with a Max Barry review! This is his latest, a sci-fi book where the future citizens of the Earth venture out into space to fight a terrifying alien race, relying heavily on an AI powered ship to get the job done. Not usually our glass of lemonade, but we both actually really enjoyed it. Check back very soon for our interview with Max Barry, which should post within a day or two of the review.
We're back with a review of the latest from Scott Phillips: That Left Turn at Albuquerque. Now I know you're thinking it's a biography of Bugs Bunny, but you're a little off. It's a really tight and entertaining crime novel about a lawyer who gets up to some shady shenanigans. And guess what? Next week is our ninth anniversary episode! Hit us up on our voicemail, and we may add it to the episode. 773-599-1057.
We're back super fast with an interview with Alma Katsu! The first of hopefully many excellent interviews in 2020 for Booked. If you've been paying attention, we reviewed Alma's book The Deep in the previous episode, and dropped a little spoiler talk as well over on our Patreon. Next episode: a review of That Left Turn at Albuquerque by Scott Phillips!
We're back with our latest review for 2020 - our second review of a book by Alma Katsu. The first one we talked about, The Hunger, was about the infamous Donner Party. This time, The Deep tells a story about passengers of the ill-fated Titanic, and how maybe something supernatural is influencing what happens on the ship. Stick around for tons more content, as we're about to drop an interview with the author herself, as well as Spoiler Talk for the review on our Patreon!
In which we discuss reading goals, libraries, the final 2020 Stoker nominees, throwback reviews, the passing of a literary giant (and the ensuing poor media coverage), smart water bottles, state abbreviations varying based on the style guide you follow, and take a peek at what's up next episode.
We're back with our second Patreon pick of the year. This time, Misty Bennett has chosen another Blake Crouch book, Dark Matter! While matters of national security prevented Misty for joining us for the review, we still had a great chat about science, multiple universes, and collecting pee in jars. Head over to our Patreon and give just $1/month for Spoiler Talk for Dark Matter, which is almost half the length if this episode!
We're back with another book review. And this episode sees us again reading the latest from an author from the very beginning of the podcast. This time, we're tackling the new novella Slow Bear, by Anthony Neil Smith. Neil was on the podcast a couple time back in the day, and we reviewed a few of his novels as well. If you're into Noir stories, you'll probably want to check this out.
We're back with another book review! This time it's a book about a woman in Alaska who gets a clue about what happened to her sister that disappeared 20 years ago. This is our first book of 2020 that we're doing a spoiler talk for, so check out our Patreon for that. Also, we do a good amount of talk about what we've been watching, and some of the movie recommendations will be a surprise! Next week we're reviewing a new novella by Anthony Neil Smith.
We're back with our first review of 2020, and it's Bad People by long-time friend of the podcast, Craig Wallwork. We reveal what we thought of the book using our brand-new rating system. And if you want to learn more about our new rating system, check out our video on YouTube where we go into detail about what it is and how it works. Hope you enjoy!