I've been slacking ass on reading anything but trash lately.
I've gotta recommend one author though. Hugh Howey. Read the 'Wool' series. Freaking fantastic. Guy is self published.
Loved the 'Wool' series, so did 20th Cenury Fox, they bought the film rights and Ridley Scott expressed interest. The characters are awesome, the
story is awesome, and I really enjoy his writing style.
A blurb on 'Wool'. I know I'm doing the book titles wrong, I'm lazy.
The story of Wool takes place on a post-apocalyptic Earth. Humanity clings to survival in the Silos, subterranean cities extending over one
hundred stories beneath the surface. The series initially follows the character of Holston, the sheriff of Silo-18, with subsequent volumes focusing
on the characters of Juliette, Jahns, and Marnes. An ongoing storyline of the series is the focus on the mystery behind the Silo and the secrets it
holds. The Silo's mystery is eventually revealed by the end of book five; books six through eight comprise a prequel to the series. Book nine pulls
the storylines together.
He has some other interesting stuff. The 'Plagiarist' is a very short, but very interesting book (novella, whatever). Gave me some weird dreams
after reading it.
Here is a LINK
to 100 books every man should read.
You can find them all cheap in a used bookstore or online. I would say EVERYONE should read, not just men. It's also an easy way to get family to
stop bugging you about what you want for Christmas or Birthdays. Just remove the books you've already read, and it's a meaningful, awesome gift
that doesn't cost much.
If you want some humor I always liked Patrick F. McManus. Granted I was like 8 when my Dad read these to me, and they are very family friendly. Not
sure if I would think they are as funny now. It's bumbling outdoorsmen humor, and now that I think about it may strike home a little more now that
'D Day' by Stephen Ambrose is a great read if you find WW2 interesting. I did a book report (kinda, it was a weird assignment) on it in 6th grade.
'The Hot Zone' was good. Richard Preston.
'Taking Fire' by Ron Alexander and Charles W. Sasser. Not particularly well written, but a fun and interesting read about a helicopter pilot in
Vietnam that was basically too short to fly and seemed impossible for the enemy to even hit. His nickname was 'Mini Man'. I actually really dug
this one. There's one little thing about a (I think CIA) chopper showing up out of nowhere and saving the day that I always get reminded of when I
hear 'black helicopters'.
'The Gone Away World' by Nick Harkaway. Post apocalyptic read.
I'm trying to remember books that aren't on that list of 100 I have read. Ugh.
'Cold Zero' by Christopher Whitcomb. He was an FBI HRT sniper. He was at Waco and Ruby Ridge. Guy was an English Major and teacher and did some
other interesting stuff (journalist and press writer) before joining the FBI. For those that don't know HRT, stands for Hostage Rescue Team and they
are incredibly badass. Like Navy SEAL badass. As I recall he was also a bit old to be joining, and especially old to get into HRT. There's a mini
story about him being hunkered in and realizes there is a .50 cal pointed his direction (Waco). More honest than you would think about the whole
I'll try to come up with more stuff.