Each week, the Drunk Guys tackle a famous book while drinking #Craftbeer matching the book, characters, themes, etc. What beer goes with Orwell's 1984? Founder's Dissenter IPA, of course. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow? Seven pumpkin beers. A great #Podcast for readers, drinkers, or anyone with a raunchy sense of humor. Way better than English class. Find us at @drunkguysbc (twitter) or https://drunkguysbookclub.com
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
The Drunk Guys’ beer is extremely strong and incredibly close… to empty this week when they read Extremely Loud and Incredible Close by Jonathan Safran Foer. They will never forget: Pickle by Urban Artifact, Low Key by Talea, and Gabaghoul by KCBC. oin the Drunk Guys next Tuesday when they
The Bee Sting by Paul Murray (Booker Prize SHORTLIST 2023)
The Drunk Guys are Dublin the beers this week when they read The Bee Sting by Paul Murray. They’re grand with Grá by Alewife, Very GGGreennn by Tree House, Business by Stillwater, and Coconut Lumberjack Style by Timber Ales. Join the Drunk Guys on Tuesday for Extremely Loud and Incredible
This Other Eden by Paul Harding (Booker Prize SHORTLIST 2023)
The Drunk Guys Maine-ly drink beer this week when they read This Other Eden by Paul Harding. Without eden anything they drink: Mom’s Tea by Thin Man Brewery, Thank You Cape Cod by Treehouse, and Upta Camp by Artifact Cider. Join the Drunk Guys tomorrow for The Bee Sting by
If I Survive You by Jonathan Escoffery (Booker Prize SHORTLIST 2023)
If the Drunk Guys survive these beers they will discuss If I Survive You by Jonathan Escoffery. They survive Double Two-Hearted by Bells, Really Cold by Radiant Pig, and All the Rage by Abomination and Imprint. Join the Drunk Guys on next Tuesday for This Other Eden by Paul Harding
Study for Obedience by Sarah Bernstein (Booker Prize SHORTLIST 2023)
The Drunk Guys read and recorded this episode on Study for Obedience by Sarah Bernstein before the events in Israel/Gaza. They study for oBEERdience with Aggressively Passive by Southern Grist Brewing, Roots and Trees and Friends and Things by Beer Tree Brew, and Intergalactic Exile by Mast Landing Brewing Co.
Western Lane by Cheta Maroo (Booker Prize SHORTLIST 2023)
The Drunk Guys squash some beer this week when they read Western Lane by Chetna Maroo. They get hit hard by: Green Crowns by Other Half, Chai Harder by Kidd Squid, and and Drops by Foam Brewers. Join the Drunk Guys on Tuesday for Study for Obedience by Sarah Bernstein.
My husband made me write this.
Honestly though, if you want a laugh, listen to this podcast.
I came to listen to “book club” type discussion about Demon. I feel like the hosts did have some valid criticisms of the book. However, one hosts did seem to miss the point a bit regarding the people of this area. Or at least fell into the trap of stereotyping them in ways that was one of the main themes of the book. It was very frustrating to hear him continue to say that the characters weren’t “racist or Bible thumping” enough when the author (who is of the area) is consistently throughout the story telling you that is a caricature used in movie and TV shows to marginalize them. Now, I’m not saying those people don’t exist, and some to extreme degrees, but I feel like she did a good job of representing it throughout the book in a realistic way. For example, Demons mother wasn’t religious because she was raised by abusive Bible thumpers. I feel like some of this is a cultural difference. We’ve seen many “racist, Bible thumpers” flooding our area from more blue states and they do seem to be confused by the fact that we aren’t as “racist and Bible thumping” as they anticipated. A man from Chicago called our community, one of the reddest in a red state (not fun, haha) “woke libs” for not electing a n*zi sympathizer as our mayor. The other host did try and communicate this, which I really appreciated, so maybe my frustration isn’t warranted because both sides were represented, but it was hard to listen to someone read this book and walk away with the hate that she’s trying to combat.
When your friends are morons
My friends are morons and I love hanging out with them, especially when they’re throwing back a few cold ones. But they don’t read books. I’m pretty sure most of them don’t even know how to read. That’s where the Drunk Guys come in. Listening to an episode is like hanging out with three friends for an hour talking books, busting balls, and cutting loose. Highly recommend to all.