100 Must-read Books for Men

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A&C Black, Dec 1, 2008 - Literary Criticism - 174 pages
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What do men like to read? This latest title in the successful 100 Must-read series provides a rich crop of selected reads of eternal fascination to men everywhere. With 100 titles fully featured and over 500 recommended, there is something for everyone, from the macho to the sentimental, sex, drugs and rock and roll, old age, childhood, power, seduction, courage and adventure. Written by two experienced male booksellers and writers, the selection draws from a wide range of genres: crime, thrillers, cult classics, classics, biography and non-fiction. Deftly researched with the male audience in mind, this book is an enabling tool for extending your range of reading.

A lengthy introduction examines mens attitudes to reading, the differences between male and female reading tastes, the varying ways in which the sexes use/respond to language and how this is reflected in their choices of reading matter. Books featured include: Crash by J. G. Ballard, Junkie by William S. Burroughs, American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis, Steppenwolf by Herman Hesse, Master and Commander by Patrick O'Brian, The Book of Dave by Will Self, Touching the Void by Joe Simpson and Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe.

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About the author (2008)

Steve Andrews has been a bookseller for Waterstones for more then fifteen years He was co-editor of the Waterstones Guide to Science Fiction and Fantasy Books and author of 100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels.
Duncan Bowis studied English Literature at Reading University and has worked as a bookseller and writer, producing regular reviews for The Bookseller. His short story, The Fifth Piggy won a Millennium literary competition adjudicated by Jacqueline Wilson.

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