Episode 116: Books, More Books, and a Red Wedding
This week, the pair catches up with a small avalanche of books they've been reading with an extra long opening segment. Dietrich revisits an author whose star has fallen somewhat, as well as diving into the newest novel by Robert Pobi. Josh has a massive pile, including a handful of self-published books that range from outstanding to agressively mediocre. They follow that with a short Off the Bookshelves segment, where Dietrich laments the tremendously disappointing Man of Steel film, but enjoys This Is The End; while Josh discusses a video game and Iron Man 3. Finally, they round out the episode with a deep, spoiler-heavy discussion of the most recent season of Game of Thrones, with some debate as to whether the season succeeded as a whole. You can send questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What We've Been Reading
0:00 to 44:13
· Neil Gaiman, "How to Talk to Girls at Parties"
· Lemony Snicket, The Austere Academy
· Tom Clancy and Mark Greany, Threat Vector
· Charles Salzberg, Swann Dives In
· Daniel Bergner, What Do Women Want?
· Patricia Highsmith, A Suspension of Mercy
· Robert Pobi, River of the Dead
· Joe Lansdale, Bad Chili
· Adam Bertocci, Veronica's Vengeance
Off The Bookshelves
44:13 to 1:00:41
It's a short Off the Bookshelves this week, since we've got the third season of Game of Thrones to talk about, but we still have a few things to ramble on about. Dietrich catches up on This is the End (and loves it like I did) and expresses his crushing disappointment in Man of Steel. As for me, I bring up the game quotient for the week with some very late thoughts on Hotline Miami, as well as some also late thoughts on Iron Man 3.
Game of Thrones: Season 3
1:00:41 to 1:49:35
Since season 3 of Game of Thrones only covered the first half of book 3, we can't really do our usual in-depth comparison of the book to the show. But we still want to talk about the series, so we close out this week with a look at the ambitious, sprawling, sometimes flawed third season of the show. From bad weddings to bath monologues, we take a look at the show and the season and how it all played out.