A Total Hot Mess of Bookage | Books for Dudes

Transylvania Detective Squad

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.

Writers Who Completely Suck

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Books for Dudes goes in search of books that do something…and definitely do not suck.

Reads for When Autumn Leaves | Books for Dudes

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Brown’s Red Rising, Capp’s easy cookbook, conspiracy to murder the Queen, vanished men from World War II, and more

Not the Hair Club for Men | Books for Dudes

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Recently a female colleague asked me what I was reading. After I told her about this column, she replied, “Well, why would I read it? I’m not a dude.” Her comment made me think—and not just about our respective fiddly bits. See, while I think dudes will be attracted to and enjoy (or, in the […]

A Simple Murder, Wool, and The Human Division | Books for Dudes

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This month’s Books for Dudes features star SF author Scalzi’s The Human Dimension, Atkins’s The Broken Places, Kuhns’s historical mystery A Simple Murder and a nonfiction account of discovering how polar bears reflect human behavior.

Conspiracies, Demon Purging, and Cincinnati Fire Kites! | Books for Dudes

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February’s Dude beckons spring with Backyard Ballistics, the return of Biosphere2, a Russian cold case, and new thrillers to read away the remaining days of winter.

Books For a Right and Happy Dude | Books for Dudes

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The Dude reviews novels about exploding mangoes, mysterious stonecutters in Fjällbacka, Sweden, Kosmatka’s historic thriller, plus a look at Laska’s Hidden America, and Glen Matlock on growing up a teenage Sex Pistol.

The Uninvited, The Bookseller, Brain on Fire, and a Few Colorful Lies | Books for Dudes

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It’s December with temps in the 30s; I guess autumn really is over. I had fun extending my triathlon season into October, but all good things must end, including the only book I really sat down with over the past few months, Color Stories by Benjamin Moore (covered below). I relied on my minions to […]

The Bottom of the Heap | Books for Dudes

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I don’t know about you, but for me the seasonal change foretells an autumnal slouch into semi-hibernation—and I love it. Lounging around in my smoking jacket reading books all day is what the darker months are all about. This month at Books for Dudes Headquarters we sent our feistiest reviewers on a scouting mission for […]

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