The BFD picks of December include a detective novel set in the afterlife; a book of poetic short stories all about faraway conflicts; three nonfiction titles about teamwork, heroism, and how far being nice can get you; a lifelong Sasquatch hunt; and Matt Sumell’s wicked rockin’ debut novel.
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 […]
Did curiosity kill the cat? It might have— it’s taking the fifth. But everyone tends to forget the rest of the aphorism: “And satisfaction brought it back.” In Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin wrote, “Why is it that when one man builds a wall, the next man immediately needs to know what’s on […]