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Booked. reviews Burnt Tongues, an anthology more long-awaited than the new Star Wars movies and edited by a triumvirate of talent: Chuck Palahniuk, Richard Thomas and Dennis Widmyer. To give an idea of the scale of time: these stories were workshopped on Palahniuk’s website The Cult, from which many of the friends of our podcast then migrated to The Velvet, which has since gone defunct. So we’re talking years and years between the workshop and seeing print. Was it worth the wait? Listen and see.

After the review, we talk about the recently revealed cover for David James Keaton’s upcoming novel The Last Projector, and lament the huge stretch of time that exists between now and the release. We also chat a bit about the new trailer that’s surfaced in relation to the Fifty Shades movie. We may also talk about a robotic Phil Collins, a movie called Fifty Shades of Spader, and our newest business venture.

The Last Projector

Next episode we’re giving Daniel H Wilson his third and final shot with us, by digging in to the follow-up to Robopocalypse, called Robogenesis. Until then, you can find us over at CrimeWAV, hosting an episode where Nik Korpon reads his story from the Booked. Anthology. Also, listen to our appearance on the latest This Is Horror Podcast episode, where we talk for like two hours about Hannibal… and Gossip Girl.

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Booked. reviews The City, by alleged racist, and confirmed #1 New York Times best selling author Dean Koontz. It’s Robb’s first Koontz book, and Liv has read a few, so our expectations were a bit different. Also, not only did we read the book, we also checked out the prequel short story that Koontz put out, titled The Neighbor. If that’s not total coverage, I don’t know what is.

After the review, we talk about some famous authors that are also bigots. We wanted to ease the pressure on Dean Koontz and remind him that there are many other, often better writers who were also incredible racists.

Next episode we will be talking about the new anthology Burnt Tongues, which contains stories by some of our friends and has that Fight Club guy’s name on it. Until then, you can find us over at CrimeWAV, hosting an episode where Nik Korpon reads his story from the Booked. Anthology. Also, listen to our appearance on the latest This Is Horror Podcast episode, where we talk for like two hours about Hannibal… and Gossip Girl.

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Booked. reviews A Swollen Red Sun by Matthew McBride. A long time coming (for us, because we’re impatient when it comes to getting books we’re looking forward to,) we were excited to sink our teeth into this one, having enjoyed Frank Sinatra In A Blender as much as we did. So did we like this one too? Listen to find out.

After reviewing stuff, we talk about how everything is getting a TV or film option lately, it seems. We also encourage you to listen to all of the podcasts in our growing empire. Which includes us talking to the chaps (not CHAVS, don’t get any ideas) at This Is Horror about Hannibal, and hearing Nik Korpon read his story from our very own The Booked. Anthology.

Next episode is unsure right now, but our next book review will be the recently released Dean Koontz book. Will it be as racist as Rob Roberge portends it to be? We’ll know soon. Check back for our next adventure. Until then, you can find us over at CrimeWAV, hosting an excellent David James Keaton reading.

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Booked. brings you an Interlude episode! What’s that? We didn’t read and aren’t reviewing a book for you this time around. Instead, we have a list of topics that we’re going to inundate you with instead.

What kinds of topics? The downfall of indie crime imprint, and home to such authors as Bartholomew Daniels, Dan O’Shea and (now not) future home from books by Rob Hart, Nik Korpon, and Matthew Funk. We also chat a bit about appearing on CrimeWAV and This is Horror, we talk about Penny Dreadful, vampires, rant about social media trends, and invent something new and awesome.

Check it out, and be sure to check out what we’re up to over at CrimeWAV and This is Horror. And check back with us next week for our review of the much anticipated second novel from Matthew McBride, A Swollen Red Sun.

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Booked. reviews Radium Girls by Amanda Gowin. We’ve been fans of Amanda since all the way back in 2011 when we reviewed Warmed and Bound, and had her on for an interview. This is her first collection of shorts, so it’s a big occasion. Did she rise to the occasion? You’ll have to listen to find out.

After that, we brought Amanda on to Booked. to answer for her word-crimes. What ensues is nearly 40 minutes of conversation ranging from Billy Idol to James Spader, and occasionally even about writing. Amazingly, there’s another 30 minutes that got cut!

Next episode, Until then, you can find us over at CrimeWAV, hosting an excellent David James Keaton reading.