Hazy Warpy Pixel Hole, Ready Player One

Ready. Player. ONE.

There’s lot of these opinions on the internet for a pop culture book that’s seven years old, but I absolutely fucking loved this book. It has been a while since I’ve been so engrossed in a book that I’d rather read (listen) to it, than other things I enjoy.

My normal routine of driving to work in the morning consists of me making the first tough choice of either podcast, book, or music. Usually music loses nine times out of seven. The next hour and forty minutes can be either a solid book or podcast listen. Other times, I switch every 15 minutes between the two. Read more “Ready. Player. ONE.”

We Are Bob.

I’m Bob. No “We” Are Bob

In a not so distant future, in a believable turn of religious power to government, there is one hero. That hero is Bob. For they are many.

I just finished We Are Legion (We Are Bob) by Dennis E. Taylor, narrated by Ray Porter. This was a recommendation from a close friend of Pages Pod/Caste. You know who you are. I don’t really remember how he described it to me, but I hopped on my app and one credit later, I had it on my device.

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Those Blasted Meddling Kids!

What do you get when you add a dark edge to Scooby Doo? You get Edgar Cantero’s Meddling Kids.  Maybe throw some Sci-Fi salt in there too.

The overall charm about the book’s modern take on my favorite childhood cartoon, is that it completely acknowledges “the gang”.

There wasn’t a morning between 5th and 8th grade, that Scooby Doo wasn’t on the television while eating breakfast before school. Day after day, as if they’d gained amnesia, scared of a new ghost doing the exact same thing the last ghost did, only this one is a ancient scuba diver.

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The Gods Must Be Crazy

This edition of Pages Reads tackles Neil Gaiman’s “Norse Mythology”! We have the whole crew on deck for this pod and we share our favorite story out of Gaiman’s anticipated book. There’s also talk about comics and we get a bit sentimental and chat about some personal stories about… stories that are dear and near to our little black hearts. The debate on Smaug’s name happens inadvertently or more importantly Dustin’s inability to pronounce his name and make it through “The Hobbit”.

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Pages Reads: Salem’s Lot

Welcome to the Lot! This may be a spoiler, but this has to be our most favorite “Pages Reads” yet. As well as our quickest! In the beginning of our episode we do a brief update of our current reads and we reminisce about a time Knowles made Smith and Dustin breakfast. Ahhh back to it, This is Pages Reads: Salem’s Lot. Before we jump into out review we chat briefly about Robert Heinlein’s “Job: A Comedy of Justice”, Ernest Hemingway’s “The Sun Also Rises”. Smith tries to explain not having a “King-thing”. Knowles also talks about Stephen King’s “On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft”.