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1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

Started by Dr. Gerard J. Remillard. Last reply by Will Sep 7, 2014. 6 Replies

Here is a list of a 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die. I thought that everyone would enjoy this. Feel free to copy and paste. Public domain.1001 Books You Must Read Before You…Continue

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Sci-fi books and authors

Started by Lance Mertz. Last reply by Will Sep 6, 2014. 5 Replies

Heinlein, Bradbury, Verne and Howard are some of the deans of science fiction writers. Howard wrote the Conan books originally, as well as a number of other sword and sorcery type series. There are…Continue

Haruki Murakami

Started by Buffalo Bill. Last reply by Will Sep 6, 2014. 3 Replies

Hey gents,I recently read through another excellent novel by popular Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami.  I encourage you guys to pick up one of his novels, especially if you appreciate meta-narrative…Continue

Books for 2014

Started by Boondocker. Last reply by Gentleman Engineer Jun 30, 2014. 5 Replies

I became curious about "Enders Game" when I saw that it was being made into a movie, So I bought the book, which was originally published in 1985.  As soon as I finished it I turned back to page one…Continue

100 Books every man should read.

Started by Carlos Lemus. Last reply by Vytautas May 28, 2014. 39 Replies

To start this group off, I would like to refer you back to an article posted some time ago on the main website. It is titled "…Continue

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Comment by Steve Dallas on September 6, 2014 at 6:10pm

Dan Brown's latest, Inferno, beyond makes up for his 3rd book(piece of junk in DC). Just finished and thoroughly enjoyed it. I know a lot of people like to rag on all that he writes, but they are mostly douchebags whose opinions I don't care about.

Comment by Vytautas on May 28, 2014 at 6:17pm

Today we lost an amazing voice and talented writer in Maya Angelou. Her poetry and prose are hugely influential and for me, helped me see the humanity and pain and struggles and hopes of people far different than myself--opening up myself to feeling greater empathy for others.

Comment by Stevan Rakic on February 4, 2014 at 5:33pm

Greetings all. So I don't know about the rest of you, but last year I reread AoM.  At the end of the book is a list of 100 books every man should read.  I decided to go through the whole list, and even rereading the books I had already read.  I noticed that now I am older, I understood some of these books completely different now as an adult as opposed to when I was in high school.  I'm about 1/4 way through the list now.  I should be further on, but I have been side tracked by other books, ranging from young adult fiction to language learning.  Point is, if anyone wants a suggestion, I recommend consulting that list at the end of AoM.  It varies from the list of 100 books every man should read on the website, but not by much (I still prefer the selections in the book list).

Comment by Christian on December 4, 2013 at 12:48am
Good evening gents it's nice to be apart of a book club. I've got to read books such as the alchemist and awakening the Buddha within. Does anyone have any recommendations to any book? What are your top 5 books?
Comment by Matt Goncalves on November 14, 2013 at 7:16pm

I started reading Paddle Your Own Canoe by Nick Offerman (better known as his character Ron Swanson). So far I'm just five chapters in but it's been a great and easy read. Between his humor and his words of wisdom I've been entertained with every page and hit with insight words of wisdom. If your a fan of the advice articles here at artofmanliness.com you'd really love Offerman's book. 

Comment by Alan Andrews on July 18, 2013 at 7:56am

Good morning, John.

Thanks for the tips.  "Call of Cthulhu" will be one of my next stories by Lovecraft.  I am on fb, but not nearly as often as I used to be.  Google+ also has a Lovecraft appreciation community.

Comment by John H. on July 17, 2013 at 9:02pm

Alan, 

My suggestion would be "Call of Cthulhu" or just grab one of his short story collections. I don't know if you are on Facebook or not but there is a H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society Page and that question comes up quite often, I you are a fan I suggest checking them out and jumping in the conversation. 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/119441938068660/

Regards,

John

Comment by Alan Andrews on July 17, 2013 at 8:38am

After years of reading about his influence on sci-fi and horror, I decided to take the plunge and start reading some H.P. Lovecraft.  I started reading "At the Mountains of Madness" a couple of days ago. 

 

Unfortunately I don't get to spend more than about 40 minutes a day reading.  Ideally Lovecraft is one of these guys that you really need to focus on.  But we do what we can.

 

Regardless, I'm enjoying it so far, and am about a third of the way through.

 

Does anyone have any suggestions for a Lovecraft follow up story after I finish this one?

Comment by Steve_J on October 8, 2012 at 4:35pm

I'm very much enjoying reading 'The big sleep' whilst pretending to be working at night. It seems to fit.

Comment by Jesse Harper on May 6, 2012 at 2:14am
If anyone gets a chance to read Call of the Wild: My escape to Alaska by Guy Grieve, do not hesitate to do so. It has made me think how much I would like to do something like that. Also makes one realise that only we hold ourselves back from anything.
 

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