Tuesday, December 6, 2011

December break



The Book Was Better will be taking a break over December and coming back stupider than ever on January 6. Keep an eye on this space, subscribe on iTunes or follow us on Twitter to make sure you never miss an episode!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Episode 7: Fantastic Four Junior Novel.

This episode we audibly groan at the incredulously extra dumbed-down junior novel version of cheap-looking superhero movie The Fantastic Four. So stop acting like a HOT-head and STRETCH yourself to listen to this ROCKing podcast before it FADES away. Yes. The whole episode is like that.

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Hosts: Jessica McLeod and Luke Milton


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Episode 6: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Do you LOVE BEING A TURTLE?!? So do we, so this episode we're talking about the novelisation of that beloved classic, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. THRILL as Raphael questions his sanity! GASP as April walks around naked! SCRATCH YOUR HEAD as we discover that Casey Jones doesn't like violence! TURTLE POWER!

Special thanks to Friend of the Show Campbell Whyte, kick-ass artist and Man of Taste, who lent us this fine book!

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Hosts: Jessica McLeod and Luke Milton

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Episode 5: Species

Happy Halloween, everyone! Why not celebrate by watching sexy sci-fi horror "classic" Species and then listening to us bitch about the novelisation? This book was truly horrifying, and now you must join us in our suffering. Have you ever wondered about the personalities of the background characters, or why the characters get into a hot tub instead of a full-sized pool? Wonder no longer, we'll tell you ALL about it!


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Hosts: Jessica McLeod and Luke Milton


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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Book Was Better Episode 4: High School Musical!

If you love musicals for their clunky, wooden dialogue and threadbare characterisation but hate the music, you'll love the novelisation of inexplicable pop culture phenomenon High School Musical! Join us as we take a book that is meant for people under the age of 10 and ruin it for everyone. If you are under 18, please don't listen. Seriously. We're terrible people.


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Hosts: Jessica McLeod and Luke Milton
Run Time: 53:30

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Episode Three: The Day After Tomorrow

In this episode we tackle the novelisation of Roland Emmerich's enviro-horror The Day After Tomorrow! Let us explain to you the complicated parentage of this gem of literature, and analyse its sexy, sexy secrets. Please take note of the author's photograph below, as there will be a test!


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Hosts: Jessica McLeod and Luke Milton
Run Time: 44:59


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Episode Two: The Dark Knight Junior Novel

In our second episode we look at the novelisation of Christopher Nolan's dark, gritty and violent Batman film The Dark Knight... for kids! POW! Let's ignore issues of mental illness, the role of the media in perpetuating violence and society's need for scapegoats and focus on what really matters: batarangs and the Joker's lovable nonsense! BAM! Enjoy!

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Hosts: Jessica McLeod and Luke Milton
Run Time: 44:59

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

iTunes launch!

Thanks you so much to those kind early adopters who have listened and told you what you think! We especially appreciate everyone who has been promoting us on Twitter and Facebook. And more good news, The Book Was Better is now available in iTunes! Go subscribe and leave a review, unless you don't like it, in which case keep it to yourself. No-one likes a Negative Nancy!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Episode One: Over the Top

In our very first episode we discuss Joel Don Humphrey's sizzling, muscle-pumping, homoerotic masterpiece Over the Top, based on the seminal father/son bonding, truck-driving, arm-wrestling movie starring Sylvester Stallone! Through discussion, debate, cruel jibes and live readings of the most carefully selected excerpts, we get to the bottom of such (bench) pressing issues as: terrible parenting, ridiculous violence, snake irritating, wanton destruction, and a whole lot more!

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Hosts: Jessica McLeod and Luke Milton
Run Time: 52:57

Welcome to our podcast!

Do you like to read? Do you like to watch movies? Well, get ready for both things to be ruined by The Book Was Better!

You see, there are these books called novelizations. They're 'the book of the movie', those cheap, shoddy things you see sitting on op-shop shelves, unloved and abandoned. And for good reason! Most of the time, they turnout to be either unreadable or insane. Or both!

That's why Jessica McLeod and Luke Milton are reading them for you, and picking out the best bits. Get ready for hamfisted dialogue, clunky exposition, nonsensical metaphors and confusing action. Every second Tuesday, we'll be bringing you all this as well as our unnecessarily complicated theories about these books and their authors.

Let's go to the movies read a book listen to a podcast!!!