Douglas Lord

About Douglas Lord

Douglas Lord has been reviewing books and audio for Library Journal since the earth was a molten mass. He is an Ironman athlete blessed with a family that sometimes finds him funny and puts up with him constantly reading aloud from advanced review copies. Books for Dudes focuses on books for curious, fun, time-crunched men.

Soccer, Sunshine, and Secret Agents | Books for Dudes

This month’s reviews include guides to soccer terminology and reconnecting with nature, fiction about secret agents, and a moving true story of arson in rural Virginia.

A Mad Bomber, Ungentlemanly Warfare, and Prog Rock | Books for Dudes

The staff, volunteers, and partners here at BFD Enterprises found some great stuff this month, including amazing short stories and a book about Winston Churchill’s Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare.

Book Club Picks, a Literary Detective Story, and More | Books for Dudes

The best fiction makes the possible probable, and Doug continues his search for it in this month’s Books for Dudes column.

A Contemporary Haunting and a Roving Monster-Bear | Books for Dudes

This month, Doug reviews crime fiction, a new edition of a trusted triathlon training book, and, in his words, “sf so undeniably imaginative it has reinvigorated my cold, dead heart.”

Crime Fiction, a Cozy Corner Read, and Woodland Survival Tips | Books for Dudes

This month BFD reviews an unthrilling thriller, an unromantic romance, sips a cuppa tea in the rocker with a Cozy Corner read, “discovers” an already famous talent, and more.

A Cycling Legend, a Huck Finn Sequel, and a Copycat Killer | Books for Dudes

Hey, all years wind down, and 2016 had to end sometime. Whether it was a great year for you (like it was for me) or a sucky one, it’s one for the books. And by “books” I mean thrillers, lit fic, nonfic, and other assorted frippery.

Quality Books for Quality Dudes | Books for Dudes

The raison d’être for Books for Dudes is: quality. A book should mean something, do something, should address a need of some kind. So here’s to making books a force for good, for learning, for meaning, for firing the imagination.

Difficult Questions, Yoga for Athletes, and a Vengeful Ghost | Books for Dudes

Between planning the finances for the next family vacation and figuring out if I really should set that springing clause in my last will and testament, I don’t know if I want to crack a book that’s not a chess manual or the latest quarterly earnings statements. Unless it’s a good book.

Time-Crunched Dudes Unite | Books for Dudes

Time crunched? Need a laugh? Curious about almost everything? Gender aside, if you answered “yes” to any or all of those questions you’re a reader who will enjoy Books for Dudes, dude.

GPS, Gumshoes, and a Ghost Story | Books for Dudes

This month I reread Mary Roach’s Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, and damn if I didn’t revisit the whole raison d’être of Books for Dudes, because, jeez, did Roach ever pen the grandmammy of all books for dudes.