The Forbidden Books Group Presents, Necronomipod: The Lair of the Bookish Worm
By Necronomipod, Stoffel and Moncada
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The two Mikes will be your virtual book group for discussing new and interesting and old and half-forgotten horror books. If you want to follow along with us, look at the next forbidden book on the table and start reading... oh and they drink too!
||ExplicitEpisode 101: Steven Rasnic Tem's Deadfall Hotel||click to listen Launching Necronomipod 2.0, the Mikes dig a little deeper into an author or a theme. We start with a reading of some works by married writing duo Melanie Tem and Steven Rasnic Tem. Starting with Steven's recent spooky hotel novel, we confr||5/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 100, The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks||Click to listen The Two Mike's celebrate their 100th Episode with Iain Banks in The Wasp Factory. Well there is no cake or balloons but there sure is a lot of mayhem and murder along with a bunch of messed up family crap. Sou||3/30/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 99: Gene Wolfe's Peace||click to listen The Mikes at last turn to a book that's been sitting on the pile for almost seven years. Now, in our ninety-ninth episode, we finally read it. Twice. We find a lovely, subtle, and ultimately creepy tale of small-town life, and we suspect||2/22/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 98 - The Pilo Family Circus by Will Elliot||Click To Listen The Two Mikes quit their jobs, pack their bindles and run away to circus - Will Elliott's The Pilo Family Circus. Is it the smell of the greasepaint or the smell of the manure of old dinosaur gods that beckons? You'll ha||1/9/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 97: Caitlin R. Kiernan's The Drowning Girl||click to listen The Mikes Who Number Two gather at 7pm to assemble the fragments of their failing knowledge and piece together a semblance of understanding of Caitlin R. Kiernan's critically acclaimed novel. We dive in and end up all wet and partially de||11/23/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 96 : Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix||Click here to listen! The Two Mikes go shopping but end up getting haunted in the Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix. Maybe you'll buy that couch but what the hell, the directions don't make any sense and there are too many bolts and not enough nuts and y||11/3/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 95: Dan Simmons's Carrion Comfort||click to listen The Mikes find themselves overcome by a compulsion to read an overlong book about people who compel others to do things. We had no choice but to comply. It's Cocktail Time!Psychic Donkey Punch In a collins glass of ice add:2 shots of dark||9/11/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 94 : Peter Cline's 14||Click Here To Listen The Two Mike's decided to sublet from Peter Cline in his novel 14. If anything, it proves that you should look through your lease agreement carefully, because if you mess with the thermostat you might bring about the apocalyps||9/1/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 93: John Wyndham's Day of the Triffids||click to listen The Mikes stumble blindly into a foundational book for today's horror. We ponder the mysteries of life-threatening horticulture and the plant-zombie apocalypse and end up with a lot of leaves in our teeth. It's Cocktail Time! The Trifferit||7/29/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 92: Rick Yancey's The Monstrumologist||Click to listen. The Two Mikes nearly lose their humanity in Rick Yancey's The Monstrumologist. Is it the gore, the complicated relationships, or is the flies swarming around the rotten flesh of an old sea captain? Look in the mirror, the mon||6/16/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 92: Dennis Wheatley's The Devil Rides Out||click to listen The Mikes emerge from a longer-than-usual hiatus with a classic of satanic literature. We find much to admire in this early and influential entry in to the literature of the Dark Lord. We also spend some awkward minutes counting our orific||4/25/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 91: Toothless by J. P. Moore||Click to listen. The Two Mikes decide to drill into J. P. Moore's Toothless. It is not the end of the world but Forgiving Mike does not find a quarter under his pillow and Skeptical Mike is richly rewarded by this new take on the zombie||3/4/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 90: Robert Jackson Bennett's Mr. Shivers||click to listen The Two Mikes hop a freight to DOOM! as they learn about life on the rails in a Depression-era mythscape. It's Cocktail Time! The BindlestiffIn a cocktail shaker combine2 shots of Applejack (or Calvados, if you're puttin' on airs)1 s||12/24/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 89: George R. R. Martin's Fevre Dream||click to listen The Mikes explore an early work by an obscure author. We enjoy what must have been a refreshing take on the vampire myth in its day and wonder when Sookie Stackhouse is going to show up. (She doesn't.) We're inspired by the Big River setti||12/1/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 88: NOS4A2 by Joe Hill||http://archive.org/1/items/Episode88JoeHillsNOS4A2/Episode%2088%2C%20Joe%20Hill%27s%20NOS4A2.mp3 Returning again to one of Necronomipod's favorite authors, the Two Mikes take a ride with Joe Hill in his latest novel. It's beginning to look at lot l||10/28/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 87, Nick Tosches's Me and The Devil||click here to listen The Two Mike's gripe about a literary horror novel that just makes them both really dread getting old(er). It's Cocktail Time Raptor Raptator Make a shot of espresso In a separate small coffee or cappuccino cup, pour two shots brandy||10/1/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 86: Adam Nevill's Last Days||click to listen The Mikes read a book based on its cover and find the cover has NOTHING to do with the book. We discuss indirect narrative and binge-reading until you're scared and wind up giving the book a meh-plus. It's Cocktail Time! Strong Belgian Tak||8/29/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 85 Scowler by Daniel Kraus||Click to Listen. The Mikes head to the rolling hills of Iowa to see what horror is down on the farm in Daniel Kraus's YA book Scowler. It sure enough ain't no visit to Green Acres where kids are brutalized, stuffed animals seek revenge and meteors||7/2/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 84: Kim Newman's Anno Dracula: Dracula Cha Cha Cha||click to listen The Mikes join the party in Rome 1959, with Dracula and all the gang. Then Dario Argento shows up and the blood starts to splatter. We dig into this third (and final, for now) Anno Dracula book by Kim Newman. It's Cocktail||5/27/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 83: Kim Newman's Anno Dracula: The Bloody Red Baron||Click The Two Mikes take to the sky and dogfight with Kim Newman's Anno Dracula: The Bloody Red Baron. They loved the first book in series and what the hell—they really dug the second. Who knows, maybe they will even want to read the thir||4/30/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 82, Kim Newman's Anno Dracula||click to listen The Mikes are delighted to discover the inaugural book in Kim Newman's alternate history series in which Dracula comes to power in England and vampire Victorian culture is born. So glad we read this one. It's Cocktail Time! Victoria's Secr||3/25/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 81 - Michael Shea's The Extra||Click Here To Listen The Two Mikes pay their SAG dues and get themselves hired on in Michael Shea's The Extra. Fame-whore directors, renegade booksellers, and giant mechanical spiders are certainly thrilling but it sure enough ain't horror. Cocktai||3/1/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 80: Daryl Gregory's Raising Stony Mayhall||click to listen The Mikes revisit a favorite author and are reminded why he's a favorite. We ruminate (again) on the zombie novel and discuss why this is such a good one. It's Cocktail Time! Sweet Zombie Jesus In a shaker combine:1 shot light rum1 shot da||1/18/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 79: The Fog by James Herbert||Click here to listen. No it's not book that inspired John Carpenter's film or the by son of the guy who wrote "Dune." The two Mikes quickly get over their initial disappointment and head into the brain-altering mist of Jame||1/1/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 78: Joan Perucho's Natural History||click to listen The Two Mikes travel to Spain and bring along a Spanish horror novel to read. Like the country where we don't speak the language, we can't make sense of it, but it leaves us delighted and mystified. And extemely jetlagged. It's Cocktail Ti||11/21/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
Stick to talking about worthless fiction...
...and stay away from actual Literature. This podcast features hosts who are reminiscent of the Frat boys who sit in the back of Lit classes and deride everything you study. You can almost hear the hosts' brains struggling under the weight of interpretation in heavy, grinding mechanical sounds that you think must be producing something of value. But then they just make fart noises. (basing this wholly on the "House of Leaves" podcast).
in a word . . . scaryinfotastic
Thanks for introducing some variety to my alcoholism!
Pay No Attention to The Haters, boys...
I enjoyed your musings and especially liked your choice of Dan Simmon's, Song of Kali. I recommend Michael McDowell's swampy Southern Gothic Blackwater series or Gilded Needles, his dark turn of the century tale of revenge.