Talking In Obscurity
”Who Goes There?” by John W. Campbell-Fiction Review

”Who Goes There?” by John W. Campbell-Fiction Review

May 31, 2022

It's the end of May, Obscurists, and it's my pick! This time Steven and I talk about malevolent shapeshifters from beyond the stars in John W. Campbell's "Who Goes There?"

”The Sandman” by Neil Gaiman And Dirk Maggs-Fiction Review

”The Sandman” by Neil Gaiman And Dirk Maggs-Fiction Review

April 30, 2022

It's the end of April, Obscurists, so Steven and I discussed another "book," which is more precisely described as an audible original in the style of a radio drama. "The Sandman" by Neil Gaiman and Dirk Maggs is a comic book story, which can be light and funny like Neil Gaiman is prone to be, and also jet black nightmare fuel, like Neil Gaiman is also prone to be. 

”Human Errors” by Nathan H. Lents-Nonfiction Review

”Human Errors” by Nathan H. Lents-Nonfiction Review

March 31, 2022

It's March Obscurists, and today's book is "Human Errors" by Nathan H. Lents a book about how the human design is frankly, overrated.

”You Can’t Be Serious” by Kal Penn-Nonfiction Review

”You Can’t Be Serious” by Kal Penn-Nonfiction Review

February 28, 2022

We're back, Obscurists, after another, smaller, hiatus. Sorry about that. But the important thing is we're back, and we're talking about Kal Penn's book, "You Can't Be Serious." It's a comedic look at the actor's life, written by the actor, and read by him as well if you go in for the audiobook. 

”Circe” by Madeline Miller-Fiction Review

”Circe” by Madeline Miller-Fiction Review

November 30, 2021

As we conclude November, Steven and I are talking about "Circe" by Madeline Miller which reimagines the Greek mythological witch who lends her name to the title in a far more sympathetic light. If you're even tangentially interested in Greek myth, this is a great place to start.

”The Elementals” by Michael McDowell-Fiction Review

”The Elementals” by Michael McDowell-Fiction Review

October 31, 2021

Happy Halloween! Today Steven and I are talking about one of my favorite haunted house stories, "The Elementals" by Michael McDowell. It's a southern gothic horror with a strange setting, strange people, and strange "haunters." 

”The Outsider” by Stephen King-Fiction Review

”The Outsider” by Stephen King-Fiction Review

September 30, 2021

It's September 30th, and today Steven and I are talking about a spooky noir "The Outsider" by Stephen King.  

“A Crime in the Family” by Sacha Batthyany-Nonfiction Review

“A Crime in the Family” by Sacha Batthyany-Nonfiction Review

August 31, 2021

We're into August, dear internet strangers! Steven and I have another book for you, and, ok, yeah, it's also pretty dark. So join us in our conversation about "A Crime in the Family," a book about the holocaust but primarily from the guilt-ridden perspective of its author, Sacha Batthyany's perspective. The Batthyany's weren't jews, but minor Hungarian nobles who, let's say, they could have done better during the war years. 

“Leviathan Wakes” by James S.A. Corey-Fiction Review

“Leviathan Wakes” by James S.A. Corey-Fiction Review

July 31, 2021

Welcome to the end of July and the world of tomorrow! Well, no, not exactly, but we are talking about a hard sci-fi about what feels like it could be our tomorrow. Steven and I discuss the first book in "The Expanse" series, "Leviathan Wakes," by James S.A. Corey. 

“The Panic Virus” by Seth Mnookin-Nonfiction Review

“The Panic Virus” by Seth Mnookin-Nonfiction Review

June 30, 2021

It's June! Over a year later, so, clearly, things haven't gone well, on the order of a global pandemic breaking out. But, Steve and I are back, and we have just the book for you to forget all your troubles of this last year and a half or so. "The Panic Virus" by Seth Mnookin!

 

...okay, so I lied about that last bit.

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