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Subject: guy books
Date Posted: 6/9/2008 8:53 PM ET
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ok time for an update of books that men appreciate.  Lee Child, Nelson DeMille, Michael Connely etc. What are the men out their reading?



Date Posted: 6/10/2008 9:56 AM ET
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Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth

Date Posted: 6/10/2008 10:42 AM ET
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My DH's favorite author is Orson Scott Card.

Date Posted: 6/10/2008 10:45 AM ET
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My neighbor is real big on Clive Barker I mean Cussler, and Tom Clancy. 

DH is reading a non-fiction by Alan Greenspan.The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World

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Date Posted: 6/10/2008 1:20 PM ET
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LOL at Bob.

Matt, I read mostly non-fiction and the milder types of mysteries, so I don't think I can help you, bud.

Date Posted: 6/10/2008 2:27 PM ET
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My DH tells me I read 'guy books'.   He laughs because my Dad reads Fern Michaels.  He thinks we're a bit 'confused'.  Anyway...how about Vince Flynn, Ted Bell, Jack Higgins, Brad Thor, Christopher Reich, Christopher Whitcomb, Robert Ludlum?


Demille, Flynn and Ludlum (written by Lustbader) all have new ones coming out later in the year

Date Posted: 6/10/2008 3:19 PM ET
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My DH has recently rediscovered a favorite series from his younger years -

The Sci-fi Destroyer Series


Date Posted: 6/10/2008 4:23 PM ET
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Clive Cussler, John Case and James Rollins are some that my husband loves.

Date Posted: 6/10/2008 7:14 PM ET
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my bf hates to read but loved _velocity_ by dean koontz.  idk if that helps.

Date Posted: 6/10/2008 9:37 PM ET
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I love Joe R. Lansdale and Andrew Vachss, both of which, so I'm told, are "guy" authors.    :D

Date Posted: 6/10/2008 10:14 PM ET
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I read  The Executioner series.  It is by Don Pendleton and has been around since 1969.

Date Posted: 6/10/2008 10:46 PM ET
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Oh, my brother LOVES The Executioner series. 

ETA:  He's also the one who introduced me to Joe Lansdale, Andrew Vachss, John D. MacDonald...

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Date Posted: 6/11/2008 8:33 AM ET
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My boyfriend loves to read  Preston& Child, Michael Crichton, Steve Alten   he also likes  the  Star Wars  and  Star Trek books.

Date Posted: 6/11/2008 10:38 AM ET
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Although it's my mom who reads them, I think guys would like the W.E.B. Griffin books, mostly about the Marines.

Date Posted: 6/11/2008 11:40 AM ET
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DH reads Tom Clancy, Stephen Coonts, Jack Higgins (and his pseudonym Sean Flannery), Harold Coyle, Joe Weber, Michael Farmer, Ian Slater.  He's very into war/strategy novels.

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Date Posted: 6/11/2008 1:19 PM ET
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My other half is really into anything by Larry Niven. Most of what he reads is Sci-fi.

He also did like Bill Bryson's "A Walk in the Woods"

Date Posted: 6/11/2008 2:33 PM ET
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My husband really liked Newt Gingrich's Civil War trilogy.

Date Posted: 6/11/2008 8:31 PM ET
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when i think of "guy" fiction i think of Richard Ford ("indepence day" , " the sportswriter")...or Nick Hornby ( "High Fidelity" " About a boy")...i also just read a GREAT newer book called "Then We came to the end" by Joshua Farris (sp?)...it felt like "guy" literature a little bit...but a really good read.

Date Posted: 6/11/2008 8:50 PM ET
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My DH loves Bill Bryson, any of his stuff.  He reads little to no fiction, though, so I can't really help you out there.

One of his favorite books he got recently was about how to tie different kinds of knots.  If that's not a guy book I don't know what is?!

Date Posted: 6/11/2008 9:26 PM ET
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Jim Butcher, John Sandford, Tony Hillerman, Jimmy Buffet, Carl Hiassen, Elmore Leonard, Stuart Woods. are a favs of my DH.

Date Posted: 6/12/2008 8:43 PM ET
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One of his favorite books he got recently was about how to tie different kinds of knots.

My husband loves his knot book, too.    :D

Date Posted: 6/13/2008 10:14 AM ET
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ooohh...what's the title of the knot book?  LOL Perfect guy book!

Date Posted: 6/13/2008 10:08 PM ET
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LOL!  I'll have to try to find the one Spencer has and let you know. 

The funny thing is that recently we were on the way to the river with a paddling friend of ours and I was sitting in the back seat of his truck.  Of course, being nosy, I'm like "A book!  Let's see what Alex is reading!"   It was a knot book.    :D

Date Posted: 6/13/2008 10:38 PM ET
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I see that Richard S. Prather's Shell Scott series has been re-issued. What a hoot. This will give you an idea of what they're like: http://www.thrillingdetective.com/scott.html 

Date Posted: 6/14/2008 3:19 AM ET
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I'm hooked on Douglas Preston's Agent Pendergast series.  Another favorite is F Paul Wilson's Repairman Jack.  I'd describe Preston's series as a 1 man X Files.  Pendergast's cases are strange and a blend of mystery, police procedurals and the supernatural. 

The Repairman Jack series is the classic good vs evil supernatural tale.  Think Lee Child's Reacher fighting the forces of chaos and you'd have a pretty good idea of what the books are like.