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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.

May 22, 2013

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 Kindle and, 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 pace.

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 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.