Books & Nachos
Planet of the Apes by Pierre Boulle

Planet of the Apes by Pierre Boulle

May 27, 2014

Everyone knows Planet of the Apes, the movie. With Charlton Heston's oft-quoted lines and the famously spoiled twist ending, the film has entered the American lexicon. Less known, however, is the original novel that inspired the 1968 motion picture. This original telling, published in 1963 and written by French author Pierre Boulle, created a vision that inspired Hollywood to film it, but the novel also differs from its cinematic counterpart in key ways. Join Stuart in this episode of Books and Nachos as he reads and reviews the book as a companion to Now Playing Podcast's bonus, limited Planet of the Apes movie retrospective.

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I Know What You Need (from the Night Shift collection) by Stephen King

I Know What You Need (from the Night Shift collection) by Stephen King

May 16, 2014

Ed is the perfect boyfriend. He takes Elizabeth to the movies she wants to see, cheers her up when she's feeling down, and always seems to know what she wants before she wants it. Has Elizabeth found true love, or is Ed's uncanny empathy the result of something darker? Stephen King reveals the answer in his short story "I Know What You Need" from the Night Shift collection. Now join Arnie, the podcast host who knows what you need--a review and analysis of this Stephen King work!

Lawnmower Man (from the Night Shift collection) by Stephen King

Lawnmower Man (from the Night Shift collection) by Stephen King

May 9, 2014

A man has let his lawn grow too long and needs expert help to cut it down. Unknowing he calls a lawn service run by the Pan, the Greek god of fertility, and the result is a gorgeous lawn...and death. What is going on in this story, and how does it tie to the movie about cyberspace? Arnie explains it all in his review of this original Stephen King story, as well as the Marvel Comics adaptation!Hear Arnie's review of the short story now, then join Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob at nowplayingpodcast.com to hear their reviews of the two Lawnmower Man films!

Strawberry Spring (from the Night Shift collection) by Stephen King

Strawberry Spring (from the Night Shift collection) by Stephen King

May 2, 2014

Under the cover of an unseasonable night fog a killer has started preying on the female students at the usually quiet New Sharon Community College. Police, curfews, and student awareness fail to stop the nightly dismemberings. Who is this murderer? Find out in "Strawberry Spring", Stephen King's 1968 short story that was collected in the Night Shift collection. Now join Arnie as he reviews this story.

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