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"grady hendrix" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

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05:59 min | 3 months ago

"grady hendrix" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

"Thompson Alice hardy Well these are the names of the women the fictional characters who are targeted in those films Laurie strode is the main character played by Jamie Lee Curtis in the Halloween franchise Nancy Thompson is the teenager haunted by Freddy Krueger in her dreams in nightmare on Elm Street And Alice hardee had the misfortune to be a counselor at camp crystal Lake spoiler alert she's the lone survivor at the end of the first Friday the 13th movie but dies early on in the sequel All of those characters and slasher movies in general have intrigued author Grady Hendrix since he was a kid I really wanted to think what would happen if the worst thing that could happen to you had happened when you were 17 and you lived in the shadow of that for the rest of your life And that sort of sent me down this rabbit hole And that tripped on the rabbit hole resulted in Hendrix's book the final girls support group A final girl is simply the woman who survives till the end of the horror movie So his book operates on the premise that those women are real people who long after the credits have rolled are still trying to put their lives back together To do that 6 of them meet up for group therapy Lynette tarkington is one of them And a brief warning here this is going to be a conversation about horror films and so some of the language will be graphic Tell us about the hero so to speak She is a quote unquote final girl She survived what kind of assault I wanted each final girl to sort of be iconic for different franchise and a franchise that we all know even if we're not horror fans I think everyone knows oh the summer camp killer Oh you know the guy who killed people in their dreams And Lynette is out of that really bottom of the barrel genre of slasher movies from the 80s the Christmas slasher silent night deadly night black Christmas is one of those And so Lynette was a guy dressed as Santa Claus broken door house on Christmas Eve and impaled or on a rack of antlers And she has lived with that ever since And that was always a thing that really fascinated me about final girls is the ultimate faceless killer they can't escape is the forces of market capitalism There's always a sequel So even if you survive part one and two they're gonna get you in part three And there's something terrible about that to me that you never get to lit your guard down What if there's a sequel What if there's a reboot of the franchise And that to me is harrowing I can't imagine living like that And it's funny Someone said to me so you take this sort of jump into fantasy with this world where these entertainment franchises based on murder And I was like wow wow wow Let's run down a list of actors who've won Academy Awards for portraying real life murderers We live in a culture based on murder We make TV shows about it We make books about it We love murder We can't look away I don't know what to make of that If it's good or bad but it is such a part of our culture You talk about a culture that is as you said obsessed with violence and obsessed with the people who impose the violence but not the victims So how did you think about the appetites of fans and male fans right Because you're coming to this as a man who is drawn to the genre And the book really does seem to raise some questions about what's behind that appetite Right And you know one of the places this book came from is me realizing that is a 48 year old dude I love horror movies I've watched them all my life And so I've spent 40 years watching people get murdered from my viewing pleasure And that's weird Like is that healthy Is that not healthy What does that mean And so every book I write I'm trying to sort of wrestle with some question The reader doesn't need to know but it's a question that gets my butt in the chair every day And with this book that was really like what is this coming from And what I realized is the movies that I keep coming back to They're the ones with final girls in them They're the ones where people manage to escape The ones where people manage to get somewhere better And there is something really reassuring about seeing the worst possible thing happen to someone And they survive One of the things that startled me when I was reading it is that even though I'm reading the story of characters who are traumatized scared clearly have PTSD have taken all kinds of unusual security measures in their life as a result of what they've survived But there were some aspects of the way that they would think that I would like well that doesn't seem so strange That's how you stay safe Right And I don't know if that's generational or what that means but as a male writer how did you think about that It's just treating them like people and trying to think it through logically how these women would be living in the wake of what's happened to them Did you ever think what's wrong with us As men Sure Do you know what I mean 'cause you had to get into the mind of The Killers also to write this Yeah And people who treat women as objects to be collected or harmed I mean it's really dark Yeah and it's interesting because the actual killers I had to think like in the book who are the ones sort of hunting these final girls Their issue derives so much from rage and anger at this And I think you can't be alive in the world and not notice that we become very angry with some women for weird reasons You know you look at Hillary Clinton You look at someone like Lorena Bobbitt back in the 90s You look at these women and you think where is this rage coming from What is what is this lesson or press us We are.

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"grady hendrix" Discussed on Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

02:43 min | 7 months ago

"grady hendrix" Discussed on Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

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"grady hendrix" Discussed on Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

05:03 min | 7 months ago

"grady hendrix" Discussed on Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

"To a spiritual level of like if this had to happen and then she's kind of obsessed with making lynette a quote unquote real final girl and she has her museum and she has her husband slash guard dog who is not a well man I think it was really smart. And exciting to make one of their group defect like this and to kind of have this lake really unsavory journey. I mean the way that she's giving voices to the monsters. Who are in. Jail is abhorrent. And the you know you. And i are both collectors of things. We have our own collections. And i think you. And i both kind of understand the desire to have something that is rare and unique and of has has significance and a story to it but there is the murderer obelia. That's a whole thing and that's something. I have not actively participated. But i have dipped to tell win as an observer and i think that was also an interesting thing for greedy to bring up in this book. Yeah i think it's it's kind of icke right understand it like i understand it and not necessarily putting judgement on it because same. There's a part of me that gets it. But it's it there isn't a keenness and there is something exploitative and and then i think it makes it easier to pass judgment when it's chrissy who should be so on their side and so just like you know. She was a part of them. She was a part of the group and she completely portrayed them all inevitable horrid betrayal. Great great death for her and her weirdo husband to yes crash that car. I was not expecting that to go back yelp but she grows. Lynette grows in this story. She evolves a lot she makes up for some of her past quote unquote indiscretions by even know her little. Protege turns out to not be a healthy person. She makes up for her sister for being able to save her..

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"grady hendrix" Discussed on Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

05:37 min | 7 months ago

"grady hendrix" Discussed on Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

"I thought that greedy handled that so smartly like there was a a not supernatural explanation that at least as the official story and then you do have the person who has not the best not coming from the best place of mental health Saying oh no. There's definitely more to the story. And just just that that that like you know. She can't really believe or even grasp what she's seeing but understands that. There's there's things to this that that that has never really told now because l. Maybe because it's too unbelievable or something. The human mind can't can't fathom something. I thought that was such a smart way to handle it and then of course i love this twist that heather has a little bit of a supernatural kind of bent to her as well like. That's so funny when she goes to take a nap. And it's they're all like and i knew i was like no. She has to like she has to go into like a dream state. You know she has to be able to do this so i thought that was really funny. And she is annoying and makes me mad but she also just. Oh my god. She made me laugh so many times so many times. So we have my favorite. Which is maryland named for maryland burns. Who was the final girl in texas chainsaw massacre I loved that the gunners were the family. I kinda hansen. Who played leather face. Never got to meet him by all accounts. A wonderful human being latte necks person. Character woman who i loved that dimension like grady talked about I love that. She's kind of coped and hidden behind. This kinda glamorous persona. I think that's a very interesting way to take that character and very funny to because it's very kind of opposite of what what her story is in having it go that just completely opposite direction for her. Life is inspired. I love that. She's become an animal rights activist and plant based diet person..

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"grady hendrix" Discussed on Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

04:34 min | 7 months ago

"grady hendrix" Discussed on Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

"Oh yes So we we get to know her but at the same time we we don't get to know her as being an active character in the book because she dies almost immediately but she strongest and she really is the best of them. She's like the best of them and has done so much with her fame and the horrible things she went through to. Now help others Including very much a lifeline for lynette And it makes you sad that you didn't get to know her more actively but She's very much a presence of the book. something else. i honestly our friday the thirteenth. Yeah camp summer camp massacre all. There's a there's a really neat parallel between the way that that she is presented as other characters see her in a little bit of a of an inspirational perfect light right and the way that lynette originally has thought about her family you know brushing over the rough edges That allows that character. They need someone in their lives. Who is the model. Yes and it doesn't matter that i'm sure. Adrian had plenty of other other issues but in this in the in the framing of the story. It's important that they had a model that they had a someone to look up to really someone who brought brings them together No i think that's really important. There's somebody has to be kind of the den mother. That's be the consummate big sister so next week. Danny who is our. Laurie strode are him. Survivor adrian. By the way that is the actress who is the final girl. Mvp friday the thirteenth franchise. So danny I took danny to be a play on danny mcbride. Who is of course you know. Been taken the helm of the latest halloween Kind of resurgence. So that's how. I took that sudanese. Wonderful danny is a gay woman. she has a wife. She has a beautiful ranch. She has her flowers. Oh my god. I cried Oh there's this..

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"grady hendrix" Discussed on Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

03:34 min | 7 months ago

"grady hendrix" Discussed on Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

"Is you start to really get to know them later on. I mean no one is is completely well adjusted but you know everyone else has found some sort of peace and have been able to move on and some sort of way away coping. Yeah and sometimes it's unhealthy like heather and the drugs and sometimes you know we have like danny who's gotten married to the love of her life and has her ranch and works with law enforcement at kind of was like has kind of carved out a niche and poor lynette. No niche no. she's just. She's locked herself from the world. Ever since the events have happened and her best friend is a pepper plant. Fine who your favorite character. My favorite character. I knew immediately different character got. I can absolutely see that. I mean super emotional. Fine house a journey that reflects her. No i mean it gives a really great excuse for grady to have a little bit of an internal monologue at times the way that the way that fine quote unquote talks to her And of course. I absolutely cried when fine. Well when she. I cried when she left him. You know and he was scattered across the ground. But i i cried at the end when he was planted in the garden. Man he's listening. Maryland says it perfectly right here. He was all cooped up in that pot. Maryland says there was no room for him to grow. I mean his poor. Little routes were traumatized. I hope i did all right. And i mean it's it's exactly i mean and it is her the net it you know scared traumatize locked in and then it's like you know if you just allow yourself a little room to breathe in a little room to live. You can actually thrive now finds a big happy shrub Living where fine needs to be instead of being cloistered and locked down and held prisoner. He has a place to put down roots but also spread out and grow. It's perfect. it's a beautiful beautiful allegory for lynette. Because it's simple it's something that even A kindergartner understands soon so that means adults should have no problems understanding right like sometimes just the simplest analogies and the simplest ways our best Let's talk about each a little bit because that's just kind of the fun of this whole thing. So of course. We have net. Who is kind of Our survivor from various christmas themed Slashers she kinda you know has her own thing and also this kind of brother coming back for revenge thing that we see lynette Who's trying to always stay ready. So she doesn't have to be ready but she's not living life and every plan that she comes up with fails. Yeah everything everything We have adrian..

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"grady hendrix" Discussed on Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

03:57 min | 7 months ago

"grady hendrix" Discussed on Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

"Okay welcome back. Consider yourself warned. Spoilers ahead every level. The spoilers ahead. This isn't grady hendrix. A lot of fun though. He's a lot of fun. I love all of our authors. Yes volvo time we do interviews say. That's the best interview that like. Nothing's ever given we. Just keep saying that every every every single time so excited to hopefully get to meet him in person. I'd love to hear him speak. I can just imagine canada way. He talked about The way he does appearances reminds me of joe hill. Where it's like. Yeah it's about qna and it's about all of that but at the same time it's putting together a presentation and a show for the people to perform. Yeah and that just makes me like not that. That's a requirement. But i think if you can you should agree. I just really would look forward to hearing him. You know kind of give a talk if you will. So thank you grady. you're you're a gem. You're good egg okay. let's get into it now. This is what happens in the words of the book after the memorial shrub has been planted. The moments of silence are done people's fifteen minutes of fame or up the franchises folded where we are. We're in a basement in a church in la with cotton ball sheep that say jesus loves you and very skinny goes rising from the grave. Proclaiming goes through scary. But not the holy ghost on. Just wonderful examples of grady's humor. I kinda wanna talk about the the group setting itself because i have I've not only been part of group therapy. But i am. I've had family members who were part of group therapy and that dynamic of of starting with a a A shared experience or shared. I mean. yeah a shared experience and creating almost a friendship and kinship from that but but overtime it falling apart. Because i mean everybody is very different. There's one thing that they all share and it's very powerful and it is very very bonding. Yeah but they're also very different people coming from different walks of life and there's tensions just like in a family that starts to develop and things start to break apart and i really. I really felt that. Because i've experienced that and i've seen that happen. Yeah i i am picking which you laying down any of my group therapy sessions. I've been a part of have not been as long running. And as deep as this one so i can't say i i exactly relate from my own experience but you can see how this would all come together and you can see how the group has become stagnant. And there's something. I really love about this. You know. we're we're following lynette. Who in way is an unreliable narrator right. Because we're just getting her side of things and then as the book unfolds especially towards the end and we're meeting other people in the group who are like lynette. You don't know how to move on and you know we're kind of seen like wow. We were kind of at this place of thinking. Lynette was right and they were wrong. And now we're seeing that like well. Maybe the net does need to evolve a little bit here because a lot because a lot of them are presented originally by lynette as you know not of not having adjusted very well and said oh you know we still have the group for this person or that person..

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"grady hendrix" Discussed on Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

05:59 min | 7 months ago

"grady hendrix" Discussed on Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

"That's really nice. Is it's unionized And so i ended also pays nicely. And so i was recently able to do and i know it's crazy when authors come on and they brag about their money and you know i was able to do an incredibly incredibly extravagant thing for myself which you know not a lot of authors get to do but i was able to get health insurance so that was you know like whoa blowing thanks movies. Thanks movies for doing what you do. That's really cool. And it kind of is like i don't know it. Just it feels. It feels right to me. That you're like full circle in cutler got your toes and a lot of different things in horror it's it's really cool to see someone who i feel like is one of us who is a fan and scholar of it. Get you know he made it. Well you know. I kinda say like i always find these sub genres like when i did. We sold our souls. I really trump jumped into the the sort of heavy metal community in the metal heads and horror when i started writing horror really like dove into the community and both of them are such welcoming big-hearted groups lake. I can't tell you. How kind metal heads are they are so welcoming and they so are they want you to listen to this band and i was great. I wanted to know at the band's whereas i have so many lists written down for metal heads like bars and stuff to get progressively less legible but like the horror fans of the same way and they're so incredibly supportive like it's just it's just nice. It's really really nice. I was just doing this thing This tweet along with a watching slumber party massacre one and two on shudder and sorta doing a tweet along with a bunch of folks in this past saturday. We're doing other one this coming saturday that he wants interested. The hashtag is stabby saturdays and But it was so much fun. I mean tons and tons of people participating and some of the funniest comment some of the smartest comments some such a nice spirit of community. And it's it was just really it reminded me of what horror fans or like you know probably and it's just my opinion but probably the greatest people on the planet earth and everyone else can go suck and agree. I concur sci fi. Fans are okay to we're we're all right. We're all right. We have a few more problematic. Authors is all. I love it well. So speaking of twitter. Great work can our listeners. Find you if they're not already following you across the internet. They the best place to go to either find me or avoid me is grady hendrix dot com. It's got links all my dump social media stuff and i'm pretty active on twitter..

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"grady hendrix" Discussed on Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

05:36 min | 7 months ago

"grady hendrix" Discussed on Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

"Which is about you know. Those high school friendships. That means so much. They are life and death in high school and then high school ends. And you don't speak to those people again sometimes and like you. Just lose track of him. In while i was wrapping that book up my best friend in high school just out of the total in fifteen years he just called me out of the blue and we reconnected and i was able to go see him and we really like staying in touch now and it was just a really nice thing to happen. You know these weird things you you're the book becomes kind of your life. It's very weird. Yeah all i'm so. I'm so glad you mentioned that book. not only is it a wonderful book and i really connected to it for all those reasons you're saying but I had one of the special. I have one of the special editions of that book. Your books always looks so cool to by the way thanks. They always looked just radd. The super bad down is the that is the art directors. Have you know. I do my best but often. It's just the luck of the draw. And i wind up with really really talented. Art directors will considering paperbacks from hell. And so much you've done we would really like to ask you though what's kind of an obscure book that you love to recommend to people. Well there's there's two. I really like to recommend. And one is almost anything. By michael mcdowell but especially his book the elemental He wrote a book called the black order. Saga it's really six books. That came out once a Once a month the course of a year and you pretty or no every other month and it's amazing blackwater. Saga is the one hundred years of solitude horror fiction. But but if you are ready to commit to six books. I get it. And his book the elemental is amazing and mcdowell was was a gay writer whose innings sunday south..

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"grady hendrix" Discussed on Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

05:35 min | 7 months ago

"grady hendrix" Discussed on Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

"Somehow i know. Yeah well it's just not. This book was originally set in the modern day. And i actually bumped it back to twenty ten because of the pandemic. because i'm like i can't write a book set and twenty if the pandemic is going on and i didn't want to set it in like twenty eighteen or twenty nine hundred because to me. That's like those movies that used to come out where it was like. Nah the movie's ending. I'm gonna go okay. bye honey. I'm going into work at the world trade center and then screaming. It'd be like seventy eight september eleventh rather than one go. No they're all gonna die in like if this book took place right before the pandemic people will be like it's a happy ending but it's not changes the whole tone of it. Yeah i m just push it way back so that makes a lotta sense Well we know you were. You were busy during the height of the shutdown. And everything did you Did you use that time to get a lot of like writing and creative stuff down. Or how did you spend a lot of those quarantine hours. Yeah i mean. My office is about three blocks from my house so there was no one else in the building and so every day i'd get up walk three blocks and neither put in a day writing and it was really nice to hang onto that routine it really. We live in a seven hundred square foot one bedroom apartment. My wife and i would have murdered each other. And you know the the the killers inside the house with you. What get out And so it was really nice and you know. I did a whole right on this book and really rewrote the ending Which was really helpful. I always knew it. The last two paragraphs were but can really gotten there on a satisfying way. And so. I went down to south carolina last august because my mom got really sick and i went down to take care of her for a few weeks and And i was like. Oh i know how to end the bulk and so as i was sort of like as at second wave of the pandemic was really rampaging killing thousands of people i was sitting there in my mom's little spare bedroom writing lynette. From being this woman who was trapped inside her house who could not go outside because it was too dangerous and who regarded every other human being as.

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"grady hendrix" Discussed on Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

05:45 min | 7 months ago

"grady hendrix" Discussed on Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

"So i never met anyone. Who's read that book. So yeah i think gosh. That's one of those weird things to yeah. Oh my god. I kind of want to read that now. You know it's like that moment. Where something just clicks opening your brain and you're like oh i buried that. Oh yeah totally. We'll a lot of my books are set and sort of the nineties. Eighties aaron errors. I lived through but whenever i'm doing the research for them and ways like my god i totally forgotten about frisian garage. And you know and then i remember all these associations with like how did i forget that. Yeah yeah oh that's so. That's so good. I feel all pumped up. I'm all excited now thinking about that. So yes so this book so the final girl support group that takes well. I was at takes place but it has a lot of call backs to the seventies eighties nineties. And see you kind of in that time. Travel thing definitely and you know that was one of the things sort of working out the years in the ages and the frame. That was really a pain. Like i hate figuring out that time stuff that you have to do it figuring out travel time because this books basically one big chase and it's like oh can they actually get there and three hours on my god they can get there and forty. Five minutes is way too soon really that required a lot of adjustment. Yeah i think if you've read the book exactly kind of parts you're talking about with like oh damn it's that close is an okay again. I i appreciate your research. And i appreciate how with your books especially with this one. We're looking to the past and you know there's kind of that little bit of like we can admire it and we can love a lot of things from the horror pass but we can also acknowledge the the problematic stuff and try to move forward and try to to evolve our beloved genre bit..

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"grady hendrix" Discussed on Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

05:59 min | 7 months ago

"grady hendrix" Discussed on Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

"Okay this susan gonna encourage me to do this more which turned out to be a mistake. In some instances what a great name to for an english teacher. You a great horror character named to catch. Yeah he was actually a dude you know for all his sort of like old. This and weirdness. He is actually a really good guy. It's just like you know. I love it. So and and he was able to go out traumatizing entire classroom of tenth graders. That's when you uniting style battle you gotta have the last word you know. I appreciate that so you you've written a book about Whore history and you come up with a lot of knowledge to your books. How do you go about your your writing process. What's your favorite part of it. Will i mean i love. I love all of it. I mean i love the research part. And i can get caught in that for a long time i was a reporter for a while and or journalist really and so i love doing research because it gives me an excuse to call people. I wouldn't call otherwise and ask questions and find things out. So i love doing that but i also love the routine of writing just every day you get up economy. Sit down. you're right. You go home you get up in the focus of it and all that i really liked going out on the road and meeting people and talking to him and stuff so i sort of lucked into a job that did fulfils all my needs. so yeah that's That's that's what i really loved. The research is so much fun to do. Do you have one of those. Like monastic offices. Where you write in a tomb lake silence or do you have like loud music. And like what's what's your writing setup look like so i ran an office and there's a couple of things to swim in a in a rental space so there's like a driving school on one side of me..

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"grady hendrix" Discussed on Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

05:23 min | 7 months ago

"grady hendrix" Discussed on Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

"Bookworm buddy. Don't forget subscribe rate and review. And while you're at it is on instagram at genre junkies. Alright with us today. Author of the final girl. Support group grady hendrix. Hello hey y'all how's it going. Good welcome welcome so you are no stranger to podcasting. What do you mean to have a podcast. it's fantastic. Ooh yes i did. Oh yeah no thank you. You know that podcast is such a frustration of mine. I started doing it during the pandemic and i was like and so instead of doing sort of typical author event. When i go out on book tours. I usually do more like a one person and so i am. I was putting together all the research for the for the southern book. Guy vampire show and doing all this and then we we pandemic and so no show so used all that research to make the podcast and it was so much fun. Like two of those episodes or two of my favorite things i've ever made. How much work do no one told me how hard it was going to be like pot really eager life and i had to stop doing it after six episodes because i just couldn't spend that kind of time on it anymore and so i've always wanted to restart it in. It's such a frustration for me. So yeah i mean thanks for bringing up a really sore subject. I really just wanted to start off by twisting the knife. Thank you other starts every conversation. Well i'm glad that you know it's easier when someone else does all the producing and you just get to talking. That's how i feel over here at jonah junkie. So that's i. Yeah and i love audio editing and stuff but it just eats up so also like doing these writing the scripts. Oh my god it took for told me like five weeks one time to write like a script for this thing. It was so hard right. It's a lot involve such a such a wider your writer. You're already writing script with the east. Well you know when you are the beautiful beautiful grady hendrix. It's hard it is. It is well. That's why. I wanted to a podcast because i mean why i appreciate doing your podcast. Because they feel like when people see my face. They get so uncomfortable because they can't help start comparing themselves to me coming up short just just from a purely looks point of view right staring into divinity. It will do that. Yeah yeah so. It's because because i treat everyone equal even though they're not i treat them like an equal which is part of my sort of magnanimous nature and so it makes me really uncomfortable. When there's sort of like you know really bowing and scraping and trying to keep their head lower. He just wants to be a normal guy. Everybody it's hard it's hard we'll try to keep you grounded today. Thank you i really. I really appreciate what you're doing. A good job of right from the beginning by bringing up the painful painful podcast. Al right perfect. We're doing good then. We're at good hope that we hear that you won said some really hurtful things your sister. Why we're actually. We're going to bring out your sister right now. That'd be.

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"grady hendrix" Discussed on Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

04:53 min | 7 months ago

"grady hendrix" Discussed on Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

"It's like nobody's just going to act like everything's fine like maybe you need to be in years and years of therapy and have a support group and have a phobia and have mistrust issues. And i'm trying to think of the word can lake responsibility issues. Perfect example lynette. And fine now. I know we'll talk more about that in the In the spoiler section. But i know fine as your favorite character. Find his favorite character without a doubt die. Fine i would. Fine finace finds perfect. So not only. Is this book. Self-aware and Holds great mirror up to society in so many ways it is also incredibly funny. It is lull. Funny it is smile and chorro. Funny it is all the funny. It's funny just in. Its quick writing and in its referential humor as well You you will absolutely have a laugh you will. You will laugh. So hard olive. Grady's books are very funny. Because he's very funny dude. And i don't think you can turn that off with what she right and i want to say something about this kind of kind of preface trigger warnings and that sort of thing for myself. I found this book to just be very fun from start to finish. It's definitely scary. It's thrilling but there's i didn't find anything that was particularly triggering to me however i am a six gendered male and this definitely has themes around Violence towards women. And i was wondering how how you felt how i was wondering in the way that it's written how you feel that that may be a problem or if you felt that it was handled in a way that just still keeps it as hard as it felt to me. Well there. I mean that's a really good point. And first of all. I do agree for. This book was Equal parts light hearted and also poignant for me personally There is a fascination in our media and in our cinema with Dead women's bodies and seeing women be victimized and seeing women You know kind of exploited through violence and through their death That is a big thing..

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"grady hendrix" Discussed on Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

03:36 min | 7 months ago

"grady hendrix" Discussed on Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

"There's only so much they can kind of really put into the story because loki as a as a character in so many iterations already has a gender fluidity. So i think it's kind of like if you're into lucky kind of know that i don't know you know what i mean like. That's not like a secret if for loki fans But i really appreciated as an entity of disney of marvel putting out there straight up as they're doing now with loking other characters that this character is bisexual. This characteristic pants actual this character is lesbian. An and i don't i i don't want that to. I want to make sure that even though we're critiquing that we're all still very appreciative of you know what i mean and or selling that i mean I'm i'm a big fan of alex hirsch. Who created who created gravity falls. Well we talked to fans to high school. And you know if you follow him on twitter. He's talked about some of the difficulties. He's running to with disney. Just you know what was that. Six years ago right. They've they've come a long way and they really have come a long way since then and there's a lot of work to be done and you know god knows i'm not going to defend disney's corporate but disney fans but we're not we're not. We're not that we can keep pushing still expecting more while still. I feel being appreciative of what we got the steps that have been made. Yeah i agree it's very. It's all very encouraging and also we are huge fans of some of the changes for the cast members set gone on so they can really be individuals and live there truths to love that. Hey you know what we're all making progress and that's actually a great segue. It actually really is for the final girl. Support group by greedy hendricks and we'll get into the progress and the work that i feel. Greedy hendrix's is doing But first and foremost let me. Just tell you about the novel. Shall i lost my place. Lynette turkington is a real life final girl who survived a massacre for more than a decade. She's been meeting with five other final girls and their therapist in a support group for those who survived the unthinkable working to put their lives back together. Then one woman. Mrs a meeting and their worst fears are realized someone knows about the group in determined to rip their lives apart again piece by piece but the thing about final girls that no matter how bad the odds how dark the night how sharp the knife they will never ever give up the really. I mean high mic drop. You really need to say anything more after after that. So i don't think anybody here is unfamiliar with the concept of girl but Basically in grady's world he's created here is almost alternative. Universes i think of it. Where all of those slashers these movies from the seventies eighties and nineties. It was all real. These all really happened. They did make film franchises out of most of them. Not all of the all. All the films were based on true stories but exactly certainly the first two. Yeah and at least five of them were definitely real and this is kind of like we're dealing with the fallout and also the next adventure. These group of women find themselves in..

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"grady hendrix" Discussed on Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

05:52 min | 7 months ago

"grady hendrix" Discussed on Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

"Weirdo book worms unite. Do your reading tastes range from stope scifi to middle grade fantasy dark psychological thrillers to gory body horror from why a paranormal swords and sorcery extraterrestrials. Murder may beyond then we want to share our love of reading with you. welcome home. Genre junkies at sandra out of this is scott welcome. Welcome to an interview episode and review. So yeah i'm just gonna go ahead and say right now that normally sandra. I don't talk about books before we recorder episode but this one warranted some conversation ahead of time. It's just a little bit. Just a little bit is because we are beyond lucky. I mean gosh. We're lucky for the amazing people that come on our show and talk to us and the authors who share with us their experience and sometimes we're kind of blown away by like frankly the fame the people and not that that's what matters but it's like wow greedy hendrick. Greedy hendrix was here on our show very exciting. That's big l. I mean like. I said i don't mean to sound ungrateful because everybody is a big deal. But there's something about you know an author whose work you've been reading and absorbing for really long time and you know that so many other people love and admire their work and then you get the incredibly lucky opportunity to get to talk to them and you kind of feel like you're representing all of the fans. When you do that you know so it feels like really it feels big army not to give him too big of a head or anything..

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"grady hendrix" Discussed on Drunk Librarians Podcast

Drunk Librarians Podcast

08:05 min | 1 year ago

"grady hendrix" Discussed on Drunk Librarians Podcast

"You're like shit. So i'm like i guess i won't i just from the title. I thought there would be more like slang members it. Yeah until the one. They killed at the varia. They killed him one vampire. This is not the entire clubs guide to killing one vampire e. Yeah yeah. That's all i did. I did like their version of a book club. Because that's like a club in our house. Yeah that would be. That is that is very true. I do like that. I am part of a book club. That i i have a lot of trouble. Finishing the books for which is why. I really felt for patricia. At first put spun like librarian. I what did you think about the symbolism. And i'm like i didn't fucking read it on here for the wine. I thought this was a wine club in here for the wind up the book so maybe i don't know well you heard here. I folks radio hendry's southern clubs guide to slaying vampires. May i might read my friends actresses in that just sounds fine but you know so did this. I mean true. I don't know i've got to say i'm very trepidation about any books written by grady hendrix at this point because this was a very strong white savior complex were smarter. All the men were smarter than these boring housewife a housewife. You know any flying the doctor. Yeah us via nurse but a fuck you literally the people of color that made an appearance in this booklet on the quote unquote wrong side of town. And we're only and worders to be kills a. Yeah that just all. All of those are like really large red fat flags and so i would you know. I feel a little more trustworthy of the vampire. Go into town on my thigh than grainy. Hendrix's writing offense grady. Man talked up. I did see on goods. People were like it's satire. So the things you hated about. This book are exactly the point. And i don't agree with that. At all how. I mean how satire about like a a a housewives. Okay but what about the other fucking shit. That's not fun satire. that's real fucking life. Yeah this is not read it but just listening to your explanation of it. It sounds like the most you could claim satire is a satire of the horror genre. And that's not the problem here. So i'm not. I'm not going to give that a pass now. Denied i say if you like. That should give it a try. If you really want to read a book that scares me and i had. Someone told me recently that they didn't think that that was like possible in a book. Oh that's not true. Well i don't know. I i have to agree. I would also like to read a book that scares me and part of me feels like that's like the beginning of a horror movie like too drunk librarian. Podcast really wanna read a book. That actually scares them. And then we like fucking possessed by some like democratic looks at someone signs us please. But honestly i haven't read. I read a book in junior high. That actually scared me and that was probably the law was it. It was called bone schiller by. I have no idea who. But i read it underneath my bed. And i've really been that that makes more sense I used to have the secret clubhouse under there. And i read it in there and it was about a wendy. Go which is actually now gone. Quinn native american legend. And i just i. It was actually terrifying to me. But that was Held a lot of years ago. And that's the only book that i read. That was actually like shit. This is scary. Well people tell me to read it on that actually scared. I like it gets a whole episode on own. We should do a whole episode on it. I do like a book but isn't actually scary scary. I found it well. And we'll get into that whole fucking stephen king. That boys fucked up cemetery was creepy. But it didn't keep me up at night now. I want something that will keep me up at night so this was lying awake. They the main thing i got out of this was that i wanna book local originally go and talk and drink wine senate actually reading a book. Yeah that sounds more fun i did. There was one scene when i finally read drastic park. Drastic park for those of you. Don't know is like my all time favorite movie and i read it also back in junior high and there was a great time for you right time for me. I truly he did like school. And junior high and has all been downhill since then but there was one scene in jurassic park that like it was just really like you could get chills up and donors spine and that was when they the power went out and they went to reset the breaker and they went in there and they knew the raptors were in there but they didn't know where and so just like. I'm sitting in my english class during deer time and it was like but that was i mean. I actually read a whole book. That scared me. That one in junior high that i read and that was pretty much it so i would i. I read a lot of horror books. I just finished wine. That was. I enjoyed it. But it didn't scare me. So i would and a lot of the recommendations. I put a thing out on twitter practicable months ago. Actually like geared. You and a lot of them are ones that i'd heard of are already random like warring hardcore shit but. I'm afraid we may be asking for more than we're prepared i i don't think so. I think i think it will get less than i am here for. Okay that's probably true. Sounds like the start of a horror movie like that's actually scary. And they send us like some of fucking. There was a book that somebody had recommended that it was really fucked up. And i don't remember what it was and i added it to my mind torri lists and now i don't know what it was but i'm gonna give it a try and maybe he'll do episode about. I don't know but please give me a fucking book. That will keep me up at night. I want to sleep with the lights on already. The tv on. That's a different thing. But i want see with the lights on. I wanna have my cats in. They're like sucking freak me out. I wanna comb at three and go over it okay. Yes that's what. I want consumer years a new dorms scared right now. That's what i'm looking for me too. That's what i want. give us your recommendations. I will not rest until i have it. Email us tweet us facebook us. We're only internet. Tell us your scariest books. We need them okay. Well thank you for telling us about your book. I don't wanna read it in. The entire book was better. Thanks oh fuck me. Thank you for listening new episodes whenever the hell we feel like it because life is unpredictable and so for more drunk librarians. Shit find us on twitter and facebook. We rarely ever check them. But feel free to send us a message and we may see it in about twenty years please drink responsibly and remember keep..

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The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires -- Librarian A - burst 02

Drunk Librarians Podcast

00:45 sec | 1 year ago

The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires -- Librarian A - burst 02

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