Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Guy Books

On Amazon's Omnivoracious blog, they recently had a post called "Help an Amazon Customer Out - Books for Men".  Apparently, a customer had posted this in the Amazon Books customer discussions:

"I'm looking for books for my husband. He read, and enjoyed, the Eric Larson Books, Lost in Shangri-La, the Horatio Hornblower and Patrick Obrian Aubrey Maturin series, Unbroken,... he likes books that read close enough like fiction, but also have something he can learn. He doesn't really like mystery and is a little tired of WW2. Any ideas? Thanks!"

The blogger had some suggestions for this customer, but he opened up the discussion on Omnivoracious to see what other people recommended.  Some responses he got included: Ghost Wave:The Discovery of Cortes Bank and the Biggest Wave on Earth; books by Steve Berry & Jeff Shaara; Blood River: A Journey to Africa's Broken Heart; Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe books; & Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster.

What would you recommend?  If you are looking for titles, you might also check Booklist's "10 Manliest Books of 2011".

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