Category Archives: Book Reviews

George Orwell In Depth: Part 1, 1984

The first episode in a series of in depth examinations into George Orwell and the influence of his work. In this episode Dude, Andrew and Tracy look at Orwell’s most famous work, 1984. The trio discuss their impressions of the book, it’s meaning and whether or not it is an accurate prediction of where our society is headed.

 

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Therefore I Geek Podcast Episode 112, American Gods Then & Now (AKA The Return of Mikey Mason)

In which, Tracy sits down with comedy rock star Mikey Mason to discuss one of his all time favorite books, American Gods, which has been made into a STARZ TV series, and is the inspiration for Mikey’s album Storm Coming.  The two of us compare philosophies, such as the God-Shaped Hole Theory and Plato’s well known Cave.  Mikey whips out some serious depth of knowledge and reveals that he has a personal quest to find Ash Tree Farm.

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Therefore I Geek Podcast, Episode 81 What We’re Into

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In which our plucky hosts plan to fail by failing to plan and decide to wing it. Tracy talks books that Andrew may never see again, Andrew reminds us that he basically only reads comics in case we forgot the last 80 episodes, and Dude talked about his character dying while the other hosts fantasized it was actually him.

Show Notes:

Star Trek Discovery Release Date

David Brin

John Scalzi

Stranger Things

Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell

Harry Turtledove

The City and the Stars

Mary Shelley changes to Frankenstein

Graham Greene

The Third Man

Black Science

Tie Fighter

Pokemon Leaf Green

Star Trek Attack Wing

Talon

Battlelore

GMT

Fantasy Flight Games

Road to Wigan Pier

Venture Bros.

Member Berries

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Therefore I Geek Podcast, Episode 77 Hellblazer Vol. 1

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In which, Andrew, Dude, and Tracy have their first review threesome–diving into Vertigo’s Hellblazer Volume 1.  Dude especially enjoyed the characterization of John Constantine, and the ambiguous nature of his protagonism.   Tracy liked the flow of the writing–which felt “like a quality pulp novel”–and the lack of origin story.  We spend some time discussing the way the book blends the mystical with elements of mental illness. as well as the political commentary of the book (some more blatant than other).  This is a great horror novel with plenty of depth for multiple readings.

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