Springtime Skill & Power | Books for Dudes

Bones & All

All this month’s BFD featured authors are skillful and powerful in their own ways.

Musketeers, Magic, Memoir, and More | Books for Dudes

Traitor's Blade

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 […]

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

Suicide

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

Brain on Fire

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 […]