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26
May 2020

498 - Kiss Me Judas by Will Christopher Baer

Changing things up a bit, this is NOT a review of a book, but rather a discussion. The big differences being that we approached talking about the book in a more relaxed fashion, and we discussed spoilers throughout. It was actually pretty challenging to get over our normal aversion to spoiler discussion.
 
If you plan to read the book and don't want it spoiled, please avoid listening to this episode!
 
If you want to see the video version of this episode, you can find it on our Facebook page.
 

 

19
May 2020

497 - Interlude Live Lockdown Edition 2

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!

13
May 2020

496 - Interlude Live Lockdown Edition

No, we're not in prison, we're just being dramatic. Here's our first interlude episode in over two months. We decided to go live on Facebook without announcing it to anybody, and try out some new games that we cooked up. Beyond that, we finally spend a little time talking about the pandemic that is causing turmoil around the world, and complain about podcasts constantly talking about the pandemic that is causing turmoil around the world. We also talk about some exciting updates to our Patreon!
 
If you watched this on Facebook Live, there's nothing new, this is just a repost of that content. If not, please enjoy the audio, or go to our Facebook page to see the video version!
6
May 2020

495 - Christopher Moore interview

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!

5
May 2020

494 - Shakespeare for Squirrels by Christopher Moore

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!

28
Apr 2020

493 - The Bank by Bentley Little

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.

26
Apr 2020

492 - Michael David Wilson interview

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.

21
Apr 2020

491 - The Girl in the Video by Michael David Wilson

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!

14
Apr 2020

490 - The Ancestor by Danielle Trussoni

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!

9
Apr 2020

489 - Grady Hendrix interview

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!

7
Apr 2020

488 - The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix

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.

5
Apr 2020

487 - Josh Malerman interview

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!

2
Apr 2020

486 - Max Barry interview

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!

31
Mar 2020

485 - Providence by Max Barry

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.

24
Mar 2020

484 - Ninth Anniversary

In which we really try to not be boring, we talk about the unavoidable current events, and Livius gets a little to zipper friendly.

17
Mar 2020

483 - That Left Turn at Albuquerque by Scott Phillips

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.

10
Mar 2020

482 - Alma Katsu Interview

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!

10
Mar 2020

481 - The Deep by Alma Katsu

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!

3
Mar 2020

480 - Interlude

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.

25
Feb 2020

479 - Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

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!

14
Feb 2020

478 - The Sopranos by Alan Warner

It's our first Patreon pick of 2020! Jesse Lawrence shares with us one of his favorite authors. It's a story about a group of small town school girls with a plan to go wild in the big city when they attend a choir competition. There's shenanigans aplenty, and a whole lot of fun. Very Scottish fun.
Supporting us at the $10/month tier on Patreon gives you the chance to choose a book for us to review once a year (and you can choose to join us on the review!), so if you've got something you've been dying to talk about, now is your chance!
7
Feb 2020

477 - Slow Bear by Anthony Neil Smith

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.

31
Jan 2020

476 - How Quickly She Disappears by Raymond Fleischmann

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.

24
Jan 2020

475 - Interlude

We're back with an Interlude episode. In this one, we talk about buying used books, libraries, and why we don't have theme music. Coming next week: a book review. For sure.

17
Jan 2020

474 - Bad People by Craig Wallwork

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!