Hello guys. I was wondering what the manliest book/novel you've would like to read? Me, I like something with a lot of action or adventure in it, like a man's survival in the wilderness. Or a man's experience, like in a tough sport or a hunting trip. I wish there were more stuff like that.
defiantly, To Build a fire by Jack London.
If you're looking for just pure, enjoyable reads that happen to have manly themes, first author that comes to mind is Edgar Rice Burroughs (He wrote science fiction and adventure stories that have become positively iconic, including the infamous Tarzan). Second on my list would be Louis L'Amour if you like Westerns, especially Hondo. If war stories are more your thing, C.S. Forester, Dudley Pope, and Bernard Cornwell have all written entire series starring some very manly men.
I love the whole John Carter series. It always struck me as a space western, amongst the many genres you could plug it in.
Cornwell's Sharpe books are also great reads.
Richard Stark, The Hunter. & the other two dozen Parker novels, come to think of it.
& The Iliad. Everything you need to know about heroes.
The Kay was a a fav when I was in about year 6.
Shantaram is a pretty good mix of everything.
Wilbur Smith I remember being pretty good.
Currently I'm trying to find the time to read Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.
I liked reading Rovering to Success by Baden Powell. Its about the journey from being a teenager into a man.,
I wouldn't say that it is the manliest book, but I really did enjoy reading Remarque's "All Quiet on the Western Front". Out of the books that I have been reading in the past few years, this one left me thinking about it for some time. Yes, it deals with war, but I felt that it was just so much more than that.
Most anything by Joe R. Lansdale. There's plenty of action, ribald humor, and just a show of how weird East Texas is. If you've never read him, he's well-worth a read.
I liked East of Eden a lot, by John Steinbeck. Gives you an image of life in rural California in the early 20th century and the deaths and births of family members. Defiantly worth a read, very interesting and a great story.