A Contemporary Haunting and a Roving Monster-Bear | Books for Dudes

Collecting the Dead

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.”

Stories About Stories | The Reader’s Shelf, March 1, 2017

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From Azar Nafisi’s Reading Lolita in Tehran to the film You’ve Got Mail, stories influenced by books, magazines, and authors are unfailing joys. The six works of fiction and nonfiction below further prove the point.

Reading for Valentine’s Day | Wyatt’s World

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Roses, chocolate, and champagne are staples of Valentine’s Day, but books should become the fourth essential on the list. Here are titles both new and old, conventional romances and not, that solidify that point.

Fiction from Harman, Noble, Post, and Rodale, plus Three Debuts | Xpress Reviews

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A quiet novel about a woman rediscovering her true self; a tender win-win romance of two like-minded people; fans of historical fiction about the opening of the American West will enjoy this sweeping novel; a good choice for fans of grit lit that emphasizes blood ties and redneck justice; a sort of spiritual prequel to Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One; Rodale has created a delightful heroine in the brainy yet passionate Lady Claire; writer and director Wilson weaves a complex plot that builds in intrigue and tension