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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

Simon Scarrow
November 2015 eBook of the Month. Marching straight into action, Simon Scarrow has created a wonderfully evocative and energetic addition to the ‘Eagles of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/11/2015
The Absolution of Otto Finkel
John R. McKay
An expressive and poignant tale, of six children who meet while on holiday in France in 1928, then as adults face the Second World War from very different perspectives. The prologue sets the tale firmly in motion, one man is...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/07/2015
Reader Reviewed Hearts of Stone
Simon Scarrow
With a foray into more recent history than Simon Scarrow’s previous novels, the Greek Resistance in World War Two is brought vividly and violently to life in ‘Hearts of Stone’. The prologue set in 1938 highlights three young friends (two...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/11/2015
For Valour
Andy McNab
McNab has come a long way since his gung-ho, all action army tales. The action is still there, still fierce and lots of it but the human story now plays an important part of the equation. This is a Nick...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/10/2015

Last Month's Featured Books

Reader Reviewed Eagles at War Eagles of Rome
Ben Kane
Having given us Hannibal and Spartacus, this excellent historical adventure author now features an experienced Roman centurion, Lucius Tullus, and places him against the German tribesmen of the Rhine (AD9)...

Trigger Mortis A James Bond Novel
Anthony Horowitz
James Bond returns in this thrilling new adventure with original material by Ian Fleming. Anthony Horowitz recreates the golden age of Bond, packed with speed, danger, strong women and fiendish...

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...

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...

Zero World
Jason M. Hough
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Pure entertainment in fifth gear, if not in hyper-spatial overdrive, in this SF thriller where future spies...

The Month Before's Featured Books

Crashing Heaven
Al Robertson
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. This hard as nails science fiction thriller redefines cyberpunk for the 21st century in the way that...

The Abyss Beyond Dreams
Peter F. Hamilton
This book is huge in all senses: seven hundred pages of history, politics, science, relationships, conflict, deception and even a little bit of time travel; with the kinds of twists...

Willful Child
Steven Erikson
Hadrian Sawback is a dangerously gung-ho captain who makes James Bond look like a tender conservationist. His crew! Well … his chief engineer is claustrophobic, his security chief is drunk...
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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