As you might have guessed, we’re about to veer right into dated and incredibly sexist relationship advice from the ’90s territory. For our next episode, we’re reading John Gray, “Ph.D.”‘s massive bestseller because people are terrible, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus. It’s probably going to really strengthen our communication. As in, we will both say “fuck” a lot while we talk about how much we hated it. OR will we surprise ourselves and everyone else and get something useful out of it? PROBABLY NOT, but tune in to find out anyway! And go to your local thrift store and pick up one of many old copies discarded just like the marriages they were meant to save and read along. Cheers!
At last! Lauren and Isaac are back, sipping tea (actual tea), and trying to figure out what is even happening here. We attempt to cover Mikhail Bulgakov’s twentieth century satirical(?) Stalin-era novel about the devil, a giant talking cat, Pontius Pilate, and a bunch of other people we didn’t care about, but who have names that are fun to say.
In case you missed it, we’re reading Mikhail Bulgakov’s The Master and Margarita for our next episode. There’s Pontius Pilate, a talking cat, obscure Stalin-era cultural and political references, and so much more! Has Isaac finished it already and Lauren not started it? MAYBE. Join us in trying to make sense of it.
Lauren and Isaac read Tom Clancy’s “action” “thriller” “classic” Patriot Games this time. It’s 500 pages of ’80s sexist nonsense with lots of details about how different guns work. PLUS–terrorists! (white ones, mostly)
Lauren says, “Fuck you, Jack Ryan.”
Isaac says, “Yes, you can write a novel with your dick.”
PLUS PLUS–the premiere of our long-awaited theme song!
ICYMI, we chose our next hate read! We’ll be venturing into the world of fighting, guns, terrorism, and intrigue: AKA manlit. We’re reading Tom Clancy’s classic Jack Ryan adventure Patriot Games and will be recording after Christmas. If the first chapter is any indication, this is gonna be action-packed and also sexist. Read along, if you dare!