In 2006, the Geek Syndicate was born. And who came roaring out but a pair of crazy-yet-loveable geeks by the names David “Monts” Monteith and Barry “Nuge” Nugent. Producing a weekly (well most of the time) podcast celebrating and commenting all aspects of geek life GS is one of the longest running geek related podcasts in the UK. It’s critically acclaimed, irreverent, touching, intellectual, nonsensical, fairly drunken, incredibly sexy, hilarious…er…and stuff.
Welcome back to our cosy nook.
Pull up an armchair, pour yourself a soothing drink and join
us for a good chat. These episodes are always special to me
because we get to delve into the books under discussion in a much
fuller way than our usual episodes allow. Needless to say
this means spoilers, so we recommend that listeners read the book
in advance. This episode we explore Neil Gaiman's mythical
masterpiece, American Gods. This is a toughie
to describe. In some ways it's a road-trip around the hidden
highways of the USA, in others it's a meditation on belief.
The book is wildly unpredictable, utterly charming and
chilling in equal measures.
As ever, two of the Scrolls team
have stepped aside to make space for two of You. Joining Dion
and Clover in the discussion are avid readers Jenny Williams and
Bernice Watson. Congratulations to Jenny, who has just been
signed by Headline. Her first book with them is called The
Copper Promise and it is due to be published in the Spring of 2014.
An e-book of the first part of this story is available
on Kindleand, having read it, I'm eagerly awaiting the
the rest of the tale. You may recognise Bernice from
theChildren of the
Atom podcast, here on the Geek Syndicate Network.
She also makes audio and video appearances at Liberation Frequency, a site
dedicated to bringing exposure to 'new bands, artists and
comedians.' Check them out. One last plug - Clover
appears on the latest episode of Stacey's Pop Culture
Parlour for a chilled out chat about... bazongas?! So,
line that up after the Book Group for a change of
If you want to carry on the
conversation you can post your comments down below. We'd love
to hear from you. Our August episode will be on Only Forward
by Michael Marshall Smith. The final Book Group this year
will (rather appropriately) be Terminus by Adam Baker: a zombie
thriller with a difference. We have room for one more guest
on both of these episodes so get in touch if you want to be
involved. E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet straight
@Dion_Scrolls to bag your spot in the show. If you don't
fancy either of these books you know what to do - tell us what book
you would like to chat about and we'll start
booking slots for 2014.
In 2006, the Geek Syndicate was born. And who came roaring out but a pair of crazy-yet-loveable geeks by the names David “Monts” Monteith and Barry “Nuge” Nugent. Producing a weekly podcast celebrating and commenting all aspects of geek life. It’s critically acclaimed, irreverent, touching, intellectual, nonsensical, fairly drunken, incredibly sexy, hilarious…er…and stuff.