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”.
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”.
It has been a year since Dusty introduced me to the Discworld. I have read nine novels; The Color of Magic, The Light Fantastic, Mort, Small Gods, Reaper Man, Soul Music, Hogfather, Guards Guards, and The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents. I read them in order according to each story line, but not in publication order. For the most part I understood everything, but there was a part of me that thought I was missing some of the jokes because I was not reading them in the order they were released. So, I have decided to read the rest of the remaining thirty some in order. So, take my hand as we glide on the back of the Great A’tuin! In this article I will be reviewing Equal Rites, which is the third disc world novel and the first in the Witches series. Read more “Review – Equal Rites”
There are many reasons for rereading a book. Maybe you love the book and want to relive the trials and triumphs of the protagonist (or antagonist, if you’re into that). You could have enjoyed the book, but felt something was missed, then come to find out you really did. Or you could be out of credits and you picked an audio-book you already owned; plus one or both of the other reasons. Read more “Neverwhere”
Yesterday, it was announced that Gene Wilder (Jerome Silberman) had passed away at the age of 83. When I heard the news, I was disillusioned. It would mark the first time I was genuinely sad about an actor passing away. There is always the general empathy for a person’s passing (at least I would think so), but Gene Wilder was a different kind of special to me.
I grew up in a small little town in Maryland. This town, at the time, had one video store and it was owned and operated by my uncle. My mom worked there part time during the week and my school bus would drop me off at the store. Read more “Kiss Me Like a Stranger”