The logo for the first meeting of the Co-Main Event Podcast book club really sets the tone, donâ€™t you think? Racy, exciting, a little bit dangerous. The truth is, the whole thing is kind of a blur. What we know for sure is that Ben, Chad and Sir Nigel spent an hour and change breaking down â€œBar Brawler,â€ the debut novel from David Lee â€œTankâ€ Abbott and the first volume of the purported â€œBefor [sic] There Were Rulesâ€ trilogy. After all that time, did the guys come any closer to understanding the nature of the work? To ferreting out the intent of one of the more enigmatic pieces of â€œfictionâ€ to cross their desks in some time? Probably not. What did happen, though, was a good deal of pre-tuning and a whole lot of fun. Frankly, this episode was all about you, as this was without a doubt the strongest showing ever from the CME Universe. The listener contributions to this show were flat-fuckinâ€™-outstanding, so kudos to you.
Ben and Chad provide their theories, Sir Nigel performs some dramatic readings (both from this text and others) and the guys play a Brawler-inspired game dubbed â€œBegging for It or Not Begging for It?â€ Final verdict: Was Tankâ€™s book bad? Of course it was, but nobody couldâ€™ve anticipated the surprising and wonderfulÂ waysÂ it would prove to be bad.
Next time, if there is a next time, the CME pledges to pick a better book.
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