Monthly Archives: April 2013

Season 2, Episode 5 (YOU’RE WELCOME, ADAM) – No Mercy by Sherrilyn Kenyon

“The cover look’s like a bro’s douchy tribal tattoo.”

You know any book where that’s Tyler’s initial response to the cover art is going to lead to a good podcast and, really, this book is a pretty perfect example of all the crap in the urban fantasy genre, plus a ton of perfectly great examples of bad writing.

1. Over-powered characters? Check.
2. “Flaws”? Check.
3. “Everyone’s beautiful, even the monsters”? Check.
4. Telling, not showing? Check.

Give it a listen.

Season 2, Episode 5 – No Mercy by Sherrilyn Kenyon
 

Boston

My thoughts and feelings go out to the people of Boston and to the families of those impacted.

Season 2, Episode 4 – The Host, now in Technicolor

Come listen along as your courageous hosts go and get blisteringly drunk and then sit through The Host on opening night.

SPOILER: It sucked.

The Drunken Host Movie Watching Extravaganza (aka Suffering for Charity)
 

Episode 3, Season 2 – Elixir by Hilary Duff (and some other person she probably paid to do the actual writing)

This book was stupid.

How stupid?

It was like Hilary Duff read Twilight and said to herself, “Self, I have a great idea for a book for young women! It’ll be like Twilight only better!”

Except not.

By far this was the most stupid book Tyler and Matt have read for the podcast to date.

Episode 2, Season 3 – Elixir by Hilary Duff and Some Random Person
 

Episode 2, Season 2 – The Iron Wyrm Affair

This book surprised Tyler and I a great deal, mostly because we didn’t hate it. Maybe it was because of its flaws or maybe because we read it for this podcast but there were definitely things that we didn’t like that pushed this into not a “good” book, but, as with movies, a book doesn’t need to be good to be enjoyable. I mean, The Long Kiss Goodnight is no cinematic masterpiece, neither is True Lies (hello Jamie Lee Curtis, mrow) but both are fun flicks and this was, when we were done with it a fun, bad book.

Episode 2, Season 2 – The Iron Wyrm Affair