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All the Books Show: Episode 105 – Total Eclipse of All the Books

This episode is kind of a blur because I spent so much time trying to stare into the sun. My recommendation for 2024? Don’t stare into the sun.

My other recommendations? Well, you’ll just have to listen, won’t you!

4760230But, on a serious note, we do another Lonely Hearts Book Club. This time, it’s a visit with an old friend, Robert Campbell and his Jimmy Flannery books. This one seems even stranger than his previous ones, and the writing of Jimmy and the hundreds of names he’s been called makes my head spin.

I don’t get these books and but I especially don’t get this one. Or how their are more than twenty published. Twenty! That’s almost half as many Animorph books!

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All the Books Show: Episode 95 – Lookalikes

This episode we talk the Bailey’s Prize, discuss the Mummy and chat more about Woman in Cabin 10. We add another title to our Lonely Hearts Book Club, but I might have been annoying during that segment.

I reviewed The Mummy on the blog, but at least you get a second opinion from Nic. And I have started the Woman in Cabin 10 but my wife reviewed it on her site, so check that out.

890509Our Lonely Hearts Book this episode was by Kate Wilhelm, winner of the Hugo Award. Huysman’s Pets, to be specific. It might be a great book. But, when I get an idea as potent as a Chris Farley movie that never was, how am I to be expected to focus on anything else. Farley was hilarious, hampered by not-fantastic films. My movie would have out-shown them all.

If you’re mad about my lack of interest in Wilhelm’s pet mystery, let me know. Keep in mind, I will be reading her work in the future, as I continue my way through Hugo winners. Let’s just hope Tommy Boy isn’t on TV at that time.

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All the Books Show: Episode 81 – The Programmed Man

New week. New episode. It’s a great time to be alive. We talk a bunch of book news and reviews, Advocacy Day, people co-writing books with their cats and we find another book that hasn’t checked out since the 70s.

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Here’s the cover.

This book sounds so bad. I can handle some old fashion views of manhood in old science fiction, but it either has to be surrounded by good ideas and plot or it needs to be a little bit subtle in its machismo. The Programmed Man sounds like neither. But maybe you’ve read it and love it. Let me know. Prove me wrong. Bet you can’t.

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All the Books – Blake’s Therapy

https://www.blubrry.com/dahlibrary/2941130/episode-12-blakes-therapy/

dahlibraryEpisode 12 of All the Books is live.

What I love about our segment “Lonely Hearts Book Club”, beside giving the spotlight to books that have never checked out before, is how weird some of the books have been. Be it crazy first lines, weird main characters or strange presidential fan fiction (seriously, this episode about this book is nuts). So talking about Blake’s Therapy by Ariel Dorfman seems like it should be a natural fit.

Except this books sounds insane!

Blake’s Therapy is a whirlwind ride through the desires of one man to find something real in a virtual world.” Okay.

“Dr. Carl Tolgate has prepared a strange, shocking, and erotic treatment.” Well, now it’s getting weirder.

“Blake must find out, before it is too late, who is controlling his life, his company’s future, and his own heart.” Why is his company at stake? How is his life separate from his heart? Is Blake going to be okay?!

Dorfman_BlakesTherapy_largeThe thing is, this darn book sounds entertaining. Like a bad Michael Crichton book (which he himself didn’t write).

The rest of the episode is par for course, with the return of my new favorite character, Clint McGavin, Cowboy Lawyer. Also, I realize how little I know about deckle edge printing, we talk about the new Supergirl show, book awards coming up and Star Wars: Lost Stars by Claudia Gray, I think I’m going to have to give that book a full write-up review, since I have a lot of things I want to talk about in regards to Star Wars books and endings.

This episode was much more relaxing after last weeks big Bond episode, since we went long on that one, but that’s because we could talk 007 forever.