The Bookhouse Boys
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Bookhouse Boys - The Willows
October 26, 2015 03:41 PM PDTOooooooh, creepy. It's Halloween again, and that means one thing. Going to a lame haunted house. Okay, two things. You also need to run out and buy a big bag of lollipops for the trick-or-treaters, and not the Snickers you wanted because you waited until the last second again. Okay, three things: going to your neighbor's lame party you tried to get out of, but you and your wife gave two different reasons when they invited you and now you have to go and just try to sneak out at 9:49pm. Let me cut to the chase: the one hundred and ninth thing that Halloween means is another episode of The Bookhouse Boys! This year we tackle "The Willows" and our primal fears of the unknown, of alienation and loneliness, and the knowledge, deep down, that we live on this planet only by the grace and forbearance of forces beyond our ken. OUTRO: Overture - "Omens of Nosferatu" from James Bernard's 1998 soundtrack to Murnau's Nosferatu Bookhouse Boys: Go Set a Watchman
August 24, 2015 10:21 AM PDTThere are only a few literary events of sufficient gravity to lure the Bookhouse Boys out of retirement: dinosaur romance....a new Twilight novel...or a new novel from infamously reticent one shot wonder Harper Lee. Join us as we boldly lay bare our childhood heroes, strip the rose-colored gauze from our eyes, and decide whether GSAW can stand proudly alongside the greatest works of American literature...or if its only legacy will be to topple one of literature's most revered pillars. OUTRO: "Things Are Changing" by The Relatives Bookhouse Boys Halloween Special 2014: Annihilation
October 31, 2014 10:00 PM PDT
Boo! The Bookhouse Boys reconvene for one more Samhain ritual, dragging along poor guest Scott to be our sacrificial victim. We discuss Book 1 of the Southern Reach trilogy by Jeff Vandermeer, Annihilation, and then chat about other random topics both macabre and mundane. Join us...if YOU DARE!
June 25, 2014 04:02 PM PDT
Marinated for a month, this tasty last meal, swan song, final bow, and all those other hoary cliches contains our discussion of a book that transcends cliches and is immune to hyperbole because it is, in fact, on the short list of the greatest books in the English language: The Sound and the Fury.
We are still living human beings who sometimes type things, and collectively we do that over here: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/46928-the-bookhouse-boys
Thanks for listening!Bookhouse Boys: Until We Meet Again
May 16, 2014 09:34 PM PDT
A good friend of ours once said, "Don't tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody." So just listen.
OUTRO: "Setting Sun" by The Lower 48Bookhouse Boys: Omeros
February 08, 2014 01:51 PM PST
Joining us on our epic journey to the Helen of the West Indies and beyond is Richard French, a retired pastor and fiction writer from Toronto, as we discuss colonialism, identity, myth and history in Derek Walcott's Omeros, as well as the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, and our upcoming book, A Permanent Member of the Family, by podcast favorite Russell Banks.
Richards's website: http://www.rfrenchnovelist.com/
A handy guide to Richard's published works: https://www.goodreads.com/author/list/7234170.Richard_FrenchBookhouse Boys: More Terrifying Than You Can Imagine
October 30, 2013 12:24 PM PDTLawrence Rosales, friend, writer, and host of the New Worlds Podcast, joins us on our 3rd annual Halloween show to talk about Arthur Machen's The Great God Pan, Lawrence's stories and inspirations ("The Ice Pick Cure," "Gumdrop," "The Boys," the Goosebumps books by R.L. Stine, Stephen King), The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All" by pirate Laird Barron, John Langan, the Dracula fan edit, 31 Days of Horror, Theodore Sturgeon (Some of Your Blood, "The Professor's Teddy Bear"), Clive Barker, Neil Gaiman, the relationship of personal history and the media to fiction, horror and otherwise, and more! Beware the crackling death. OUTRO: "The Stars Align" by Nox Arcana The New Worlds podcast can be found on iTunes, and here: http://earth2network.podbean.com/category/lawrence-rosales/ You can find Lawrence's "The Boys" here: http://monstaville.storenvy.com/products/1978305-the-guys Happy Halloween! Bookhouse Boys: In the Heart of the Sea
October 02, 2013 12:37 AM PDTAvid reader, podcast listener, and book podcast connoisseur Emily joins us in a voyage into the darkness and light in the hearts of men in a rousing tale of storm tossed seas, angry whales, deserted isles, cannibalism, and survival called In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick. OUTRO: "You Were My Fiji" by John Vanderslice Come talk to us over on our Goodreads page: http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/46928.The_Bookhouse_Boys Our Twitter feed: http://twitter.com/#!/bboyspodcast Emily's Twitter feed: @EmInPortland You'll find a lot of our older shows at this location: http://www.archive.org/bookmarks/corwin1971
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