My husband, Dustin, is my technical guru, my proof-reader, my sounding board, and the all-around coolest man I know. Each of these books comes with his highest recommendations, and he’s written beautiful descriptions to explain exactly why these books are right for every man. I live in New York and we often see so many best sellers on the shelves but not many classics often make the list. Let’s take a look at some.
The description on the back of the book says that it is “a modern day western full of horses and gunplay and romance,” and that’s a perfect description. Like every McCarthy book, it’s full of violence. I loved it because the book was unpredictable. The writing style is unique. There’s a learning curve when reading McCarthy. You have to adapt to his style of writing, but once you do, it’s beautiful. The story was good, but the writing makes it great.
When Robert Langdon is called in to investigate a mysterious symbol, he isn’t expecting the path it takes him down: a path investigating a secret society with a thirst for vengeance against the Catholic Church. Langdon races to solve a series of puzzles before the ultimate weapon of destruction is released upon the religious world, and he may be too late. This book is one part science, one part art history, and eight parts action. You can’t finish a chapter in this book and stop reading. Even men who don’t really like reading will get sucked into this story.
This is the autobiography of Frank Abagnale, one of the world’s first and most famous check forgers. He lived the high life on someone else’s dime, and managed to avoid the law for years. This story will appeal to any man. It’s a crime story where we all wish we were the criminal.
Ed Gentry and three of his friends head to the Georgia wilderness for a river rafting trip. They expect an adventure, but it turns into a struggle to stay alive. This book has the ability to put the fear into every man. It’s about a weekend with the guys that goes terribly wrong. It’s a terrifying book, but like any other novel written by a poet, it’s beautiful to read. It’s a story of raw, rugged survival. It’s horror written beautifully.
H.H. Holmes is one of the most notorious serial killers in the United States. At the same time that he was spreading horror through Chicago, the city was celebrating one of its biggest events: The World’s fair. The book is great because it shows two sides of human nature: man’s ability to accomplish greatness mixed with man’s depravity. It’s a story of creation and a story of evil, of construction and destruction.
Stay tuned to my blog for other nice book reviews too! See you guys and gals next week.