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.

A Feminist in the House of Dude | Books for Dudes

Recently, after a regular ’ol day of reading, taking the exercise, and yelling at the neighborhood kids to get off my lawn, I became a feminist.

Worthy Reads for Busy Dudes | Books for Dudes

Feb ’16’s BFD features seven worthy books and makes an appeal for a less-than-stellar series and, unusually, a magazine.