Hello from continued Quarantimes! Lauren and Isaac read the 1989 sci-fi (classic?) TekWar by the one and only William Shatner. Was there a war? Not actively! Were there robot boobs? Hardly! Was there a plot? Vaguely! Just sit back, disarm your lazgun, raise a plasglass, and listen to us be bored with ourselves but mostly this book.
Lauren and Isaac are back after a bit of a hiatus to bring more talking to your earholes! We read Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit, which is not really like the TV show, but is definitely written by an old white guy (John Douglas with Mark Olshaker). We were shocked by how rudimentary some of the facts we think everybody knows about serial killers once weren’t so obvious, but also there was a lot of casual sexism. Fun!
Lauren and Isaac read the cult classic(?) “true story” of The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson. Check here first for info on porcupines for your ears, demons pigs, and not scary at all books!
At long last, a new episode! This time, Lauren and Isaac read Stay Sexy and Don’t Get Murdered: The Definitive How-To Guide by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, hosts of My Favorite Murder. We talk “dark impulses,” get real about our own greatest junior high shames, and get bummed out about life in this late capitalist hellscape.
This time, Lauren and Isaac read Phil Jackson’s ’90s spiritual/sport memoir classic Sacred Hoops: Spiritual Lessons of a Hardwood Warrior AKA “Eat, Pray, Dunk.” We talk religious indoctrination, cultural appropriation, and how lacking this book was on John Stockton content.