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Books for the Boys! Books for the Boys!

The things that excite us; the things we laugh at; the things that make us cry. There are some things that make men, men.

This Month's Featured Books

Reader Reviewed Masters of Rome : Vespasian V
Robert Fabbri
This is the fifth in Fabbri’s excellent series charting the life of Vespasian, an ordinary Roman soldier who rose through the ranks of the army and society to ultimately become emperor. The series is half swords and sandals adventure and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/02/2015
     
Reader Reviewed Vespasian: Tribune of Rome
Robert Fabbri
First in a red-blooded historical adventure series charting the rise of Vespasian from rural obscurity to Emperor of Rome. A seamless blend of imperial politics, chariot races, sex and sword fights, it can only be described as: ROMAN HISTORY AS...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/11/2011
     
Reader Reviewed Rome's Executioner
Robert Fabbri
Rome's Executioner: the second instalment in the epic Vespasian series that chronicles the rise from humble origins of one man to fulfil his destiny as one of Rome's greatest Emperors. The Vespasian series:1. Tribune of Rome2. Rome's...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/11/2012
     
Reader Reviewed False God of Rome
Robert Fabbri
Action, adventure and battle in the third instalment of Robert Fabbri's bestselling Vespasian series: rebellions in the provinces, murders and political manoeuvrings in the Eternal City - and a mission to steal one of the greatest artefacts of the ancient...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2013
     
The Last Kind Words Saloon
Larry McMurtry
The publishers dub this a ‘ballad in prose’ and that’s exactly how it feels. We meet ageing Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday outside the Last Kind Words Saloon in Long Grass as an English lord is buying a rancher’s cattle...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/02/2015
     
Naked and Marooned One Man. One Island. One Epic Survival Story
Ed Stafford
How to test your endurance: find an uninhabited tropical island, live there for 60 days, taking nothing – no food, no water, no clothes and no equipment except for a video camera to record your daily experiences. It’s a battle...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/02/2015
     
The Longest Fight
Emily Bullock
A grim and gritty tale of life, death and boxing in post war London. The squalid atmosphere of Camberwell and our protagonist, Jack’s desperation for a better life are powerfully conveyed. Jack trains Frank whom he believes will one day...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/02/2015
     
The Great Zoo of China
Matthew Reilly
Modern-day China not only wants to dominate the financial markets but the leisure world too. They want something bigger and better than Disneyworld and so the Great Zoo is born. After 40 years of development it is ready to be...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/02/2015
     

Last Month's Featured Books

Rasputin's Shadow
Raymond Khoury
The author is a screenwriter for the BBC series Spooks and Waking the Dead, and his ability to create fast-action mysteries is repeated in this, his fourth book starring FBI...
 
 
Beneath the Ice
Patrick Woodhead
A grim, cold tale of Antarctic exploration, of a hidden fresh water lake thousands of feet below the ice, unfrozen, and a bunch of scientists trying to discover what it...
 
 
The Final Minute
Simon Kernick
An action-packed page-turner with a pace that is relentless. A recurring nightmare troubles Matt Barron once he surfaces from his three-month coma after a traumatic car accident. The other horror...
 
 
Reader Reviewed War at the Edge of the World
Ian Ross
January 2015 Debut of the Month. A well-written and interesting account of the Romans in...
 
 
Thief
Mark Sullivan
A James Patterson co-author with another cracking tale starring a modern-day Robin Hood character, one Robin Monarch, the thief of this, his third adventure. As a child in an Argentine...
 
 
Kingdom of Darkness
Andy Mcdermott
This is Indiana Jones territory as ancient treasure reveals a life-giving spring and loads of Nazis go a-hunting the water. Series heroes Nina and Eddie are in the wrong place...
 
 

The Month Before's Featured Books

Reader Reviewed The House of Hades
Rick Riordan
December 2014 Book of the Month. The powerful forces of the gods, demi-gods and monster...
 
 
Reader Reviewed The Blood of Olympus
Rick Riordan
December 2014 Book of the Month. One of our Books of the Year 2014 Another...
 
 
Pyramid
David Gibbins
Another of the famed archaeologist Jack Howard’s great adventures. Set mostly in present day Egypt with the unrest taking over the country, resulting in horrendous acts of cruelty and murder....
 
 
Force of Kings
Christian Cameron
Christian Cameron has created an incredible searing, sweeping version of the end of Alexander the Great’s empire in his Tyrant series and Force of Kings brings it powerfully to its...
 
 
Tom Clancy's Full Force and Effect
Mark Greaney
Mark Greaney has co-written three of Clancy’s novels so the fact that the master died last year shouldn’t really make a lot of difference here but somehow it has. Maybe...
 
 
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Snips, Snails and Puppy-dogs tails? __________________________

Men are from Mars, they like Wars in the Stars, they like swords, they like beasts, they like heroes and feasts.

They like boyish jokes and murder most foul, a spy who smokes, and a Bond-villain’s scowl.

There are softer sides: the losses of War, the pain of Death, the injustice of Law.

We boys like books. But the books we like might not interest you. … yes, well enough of the rhyming perhaps, but we all know that there are things that separate boys from girls and while we’d be delighted for women to enjoy these books too, they are aimed at sport loving, laugh-seeking, spy-reading, code-cracking, politics-following, fighter-piloting, mountain-conquering, sports-car-driving and relationship-rueing BOYS. From Tom Sharpe to Nick Hornby, Hunter S Thompson to Iain Banks, there’s enough here to keep a man quiet for ages!

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A selection of authors who will feature in this Lovereading category include:

Paul Burke 
David Lodge 
Ben Elton 
Jamie Holland 
David Nicholls 
Jake Arnott 
Brett Easton Ellis 
John O'Farrell 
David Baddiel 
Dougie Brimson 
Douglas Adams 
Hanif Kureishi 
Patrick Neate 
William Sutcliffe 
Marc Blake