June’s BFD column includes some truly great fiction plus hardcore summertime hammock-worthy nonfiction.
Imagine, for a moment, that you’re the mother of a intelligent young man who graduates with a degree in archaeology only to renounce said degree about four hours after he receives it while on his first dig. Your name is Mrs. De Castell, your son is Sebastien. Ma’am, let me take this opportunity to relieve […]
This month the Books for Dudes nonfiction coverage is overwhelmingly awesome, but let me tell you it came at a price. There was nearly a revolt by the BFD unionized staff, and I also had to authorize buttloads of overtime. What, you think this kind of curated content comes cheap? Anyhow we plumbed the depths […]
Somewhere between Heinrich Böll’s Murke’s Collected Silences and Rachel Ingalls’ Mrs. Caliban I realized how much readers bring of themselves into what they read. How can an author be sure that their work will be interpreted the way they intended? I thought more, realizing about midway through John Updike’s Rabbit Angstrom novels that, of course, […]
Books for Dudes International HQ recently had the extreme good fortune to read Robert Rotstein’s compulsively awesome novel Reckless Disregard: A Parker Stern Novel (Seventh Street). It’s the second book (following 2013’s Corrupt Practices) to feature lawyer Parker Stern and like Corrupt Practices, Reckless Disregard is a legal thriller with a lead character who has […]
Life is far, far too short to spend it doing crap. While your days don’t have to be jam-packed with meaning and spiritual fulfillment, spending time with crap people doing crap things eating crap food is an American institution that needs to end. Begone, your big-box store fashions, your fast-food-franchise gluttony, your crap coffee, and […]