Monthly Archives: December 2010

Year in Review 2010 — Enthusiasticast Episode 42

Jon and Mark talk about their books of the year. We mention… Daemon and FreedomTM by Daniel Suarez Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester The Count of Monte of Christo Barb Wire (Ebert’s review) Await Your Reply by Dan Chaon … Continue reading

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Charlie Huston’s Already Dead — Enthusiasticast Episode 41

Jon endorses Charlie Huston’s Already Dead. We also mention… Tron Legacy The time we talked about Girl With The Dragon Tattoo The time we talked about Inception The time we talked about Scott Pilgrim vs. The World Transformers Rounders Sequel … Continue reading

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Chris Hedges’ The Death of Liberal Class — Enthusiasticast Episode 40

Mark endorses Chris Hedges’ The Death of Liberal Class. We also mention… The Elfish Gene by Mark Barrowcliffe Mr. Nice by Howard Marks Day & Age by The Killers Muse, Paramore, Linkin Park and Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight Tron’s Daft Punk … Continue reading

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If Only We Could Read Faster (for December 7)

If time and money were infinite, this is what we would buy and read.*     How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming Mike Brown There was a reason he had to sleep naked in the yard while … Continue reading

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Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Unconsoled — Enthusiasticast Episode 39

Special guest Nathan Maharaj endorses Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Unconsoled. We also mention… Inception (again) The Trial by Franz Kafka Waking Life The Third Policeman by Flann O’Brien Beckett Jacob’s Ladder Gaiman’s The Sandman Grant Morrison’s Doom Patrol Synecdoche, New York … Continue reading

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We Are Afraid of Superman Now

This cinematic, the lead-in to the new DC Universe massive multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), neatly illustrates one of the points I was trying to make about corporate superheroes in the last podcast: because they are brands more than they … Continue reading

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