Here it is, the last of our highly anticipated reviews of the year! Jeremy Robert Johnson has been rocking our literary world for years now, and especially when he dominated 2017. So we were looking forward to this book for sure. So here's our thoughts on The Loop, and we did a great spoiler talk about it as well on our Patreon, so if you're read the book or don't mind us spoiling the hell out of it, check that out too, here on Patreon at the $2/month or more level.
September continues to bring book reviews, and here is our latest! Standalone by Paul Michael Anderson is the latest effort from Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing, and it brings us a sci-fi and script-flipping twist on your classic slasher story. It's a fun romp, a complicated concept, and a good time.
We're back with a review of Craig Wallwork's Labyrinth of the Dolls, the second in his Tom Nolan detective book series. Not gonna be shy about it, we both really enjoyed it. Check out what we had to say, and support us on Patreon to hear our spoiler talk once you've read the book yourself. Or if you just love having the plots of books spoiled. It's okay, we don't kink shame.
We're back after a week off while Robb moved into his new place. This episode, we're bringing you a review of Piranesi, the second book by acclaimed author Sussanna Clarke. We really enjoyed the book, so check out what we liked about it. Also, support us on Patreon and you can hear our spoiler discussion of the book as well, where we talk about the ending of the book, the interesting take on reality and the things that were being withheld from our protagonist. It was a spoiler talk that caused both of us to alter our overall ratings of the book to higher scores than we originally gave it!
We're back with a review. Silvia Moreno-Garcia is at the tip of everyone's tongue lately because of her latest book Mexican Gothic, which everyone is raging about. We had a hearty conversation about the book, and went really into depth in spoiler talk as well. Be sure to support us on our Patreon at the $2/month level to get access to our Spoiler Talk about this book, as well as all other spoiler talks we've done!
July was an amazing month for books, and because of that, we've been lucky to land a bunch of great interviews. After six or so long years, we finally got back together with Stephen to talk about The Only Good Indians, and other stuff as well. Spoiler: fans of Justified and Hannibal will probably enjoy when we go off on tangents. For our supporters on Patreon, we also have about 20ish more minutes of interview, talking about spoilers of The Only Good Indians, Night of the Mannequins, and oddly, Paul Tremblay's Survivor Song. Sign up to support us on our Patreon at any level for access to extra spoiler interviews from this conversation, as well as our recent talks with Zoje Stage and Josh Malerman!
We're back with one of a few interviews that we'll be sharing in the coming weeks. Join us for a wonderful conversation with Zoje Stage about her latest killer book, Wonderland, as well as Baby Teeth, what's coming next, audiences & reviews, and much more. And for our supporters on our Patreon, at any level of support, you get access to even more conversation with Zoje, in our first ever Spoiler Interview!
It's another book review! This time, join us for a discussion about the latest by Stephen Graham Jones, the much anticipated The Only Good Indians! And if you want to hear a deeper discussion about the ending, and all the fun stuff we couldn't talk about in the regular review, you can hear our Spoiler Talk over on our Patreon if you're a supporter at the $2/month level or higher!
Check out our review of the long-awaited sequel of Bird Box... Malorie, which is the latest book by longtime friend of the podcast Josh Malerman. If you haven't yet, we very much encourage you to read Bird Box and/or watch the Netflix movie... and you can also dig through our older episodes to find our review of Bird Box, as well as a couple interviews of Malerman as well. Also, Spoiler Talk was recorded and will be available for all Patreon supporters at the $2/month or higher tiers.
We're back with another book review! This time around, it's the long-anticipated second book by Zoje Stage, Wonderland! We've had copies of this book for more than half a year, and we finally got to dive into it. Check out our review for our thoughts, and head over to our Patreon and support us for $2/month if you want to check out our spoiler conversation about this book and dozens of others!
We're back after a little hiatus, and some technical difficulty, to bring you our review of the hot-off-the-presses new Paul Tremblay book Survivor Song! We've been looking forward to getting into this book for quite some time, probably since he was telling us about it in our interview with him last year. Boy, we were not disappointed. Check out what we thought in this review, and don't forget to support us on Patreon at the $2/month or higher tier to access spoiler talk for this book, and many more!
We're back with an interview! If you missed it, we just did a review and spoiler talk for Max's book Touch the Night earlier this week! Be sure to go back and check those if you haven't already, go to your favorite book seller and pick up your copy of Touch the Night, and if you're the kind of person that likes to draw things, send us a drawing to firstname.lastname@example.org if you want one of our Advanced Review Copies of Touch The Night. We'll pick a couple people randomly and send them out!
We're back with a book review! This time we're talking about the new book by Max Booth III. It's been hyped up by multiple guests since its announcement, so we were very much looking forward to reading it and seeing if Richard Chizmar's comparison of Booth to Richard Laymon was an apt one. Check out our review to see, and don't forget to check out our Spoiler Talk about the book, which is available for everyone at the $2/month or higher tier over on our Patreon page.
We're excited to share with you about an hour of discussion with World War Z & Devolution author Max Brooks! Max joins us in promotion of his new book Devolution: A Firsthand Account of the Rainier Sasquatch Massacre which drops next Tuesday, June 16th. It was a great discussion that spans everything from the new book to his work with think tanks, Minecraft, and the pandemic we find ourselves in. We hope you enjoy, and be sure to get Devolution when it drops next week!
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!