100 Must-read Books for Men

Author: Stephen E. Andrews,Duncan Bowis

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408135876

Category: Reference

Page: 208

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What do men like to read? This latest title in the successful 100 Must-read series provides a rich crop of selected reads of eternal fascination to men everywhere. With 100 titles fully featured and over 500 recommended, there is something for everyone, from the macho to the sentimental, sex, drugs and rock and roll, old age, childhood, power, seduction, courage and adventure. Written by two experienced male booksellers and writers, the selection draws from a wide range of genres: crime, thrillers, cult classics, classics, biography and non-fiction. Deftly researched with the male audience in mind, this book is an enabling tool for extending your range of reading. A lengthy introduction examines mens attitudes to reading, the differences between male and female reading tastes, the varying ways in which the sexes use/respond to language and how this is reflected in their choices of reading matter. Books featured include: Crash by J. G. Ballard, Junkie by William S. Burroughs, American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis, Steppenwolf by Herman Hesse, Master and Commander by Patrick O'Brian, The Book of Dave by Will Self, Touching the Void by Joe Simpson and Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe.
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100 Must-read Fantasy Novels

Author: Nick Rennison,Stephen E. Andrews

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408136074

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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Fantasy is one of the most visible genres in popular culture - we see the creation of magical and imagined worlds and characters in every type of media, with very strong fan bases in tow. This latest guide in the successful Bloomsbury Must-Read series covers work from a wide range of authors: Tolkien, Philip Pullman, Terry Pratchett, Michael Moorcock, Rudyard Kipling and C.S Lewis to very contemporary writers such as Garth Nix and Steven Erikson. If you want to expand your range of reading or deepen your understanding of this genre, this is the best place to start.
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The Rough Guide to Brussels

Author: Martin Dunford,Phil Lee

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1405383771

Category: Travel

Page: 320

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The Rough Guide to Brussels is the ultimate companion to the beer-guzzling capital of Belgium. The full-colour introduction gives an inspiring insight into many of the city's highlights, from the top museums to Brussel’s handsome Art Nouveau buildings. There are two new full-colour sections on the nation’s twin passions, beer and food, plenty of easy-to-use maps and that essential practical information. You’ll find dozens of extensive, up-to-the-minute reviews for bars, shopping, entertainment, restaurants and hotels of Berlin for every budget. With delightful day-trips to the neighbouring cities of Bruges, Ghent and Antwerp, this is your must-have item to the cultural and political hotspot of Brussels Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Brussels.
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100 Must-read Science Fiction Novels

Author: Nick Rennison,Stephen E. Andrews

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408103710

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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"A reliable guide to what science fiction is" Christopher Priest, award-winning science fiction author "A really good introduction to the genre" SFX Magazine "Perceptive and glorious" Ian Watson, author of the screenplay for Steve Spielberg's A.I. Want to become a science fiction buff? Want to expand your reading in your favourite genre? This is a good place to start! From the publishers of the popular Good Reading Guide comes a rich selection of some of the finest SF novels ever published. With 100 of the best titles fully reviewed and a further 500 recommended, you'll quickly become an expert in the world of science fiction. The book is arranged by author and includes some thematic entries and special categories such as SF film adaptations, SF in rock music and Philip K. Dick in the mass media . It also includes a history of SF and a new definition of the genre, plus lists of award winners and book club recommendations. Foreword by Christopher Priest, the multiple award-winning SF author.
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The Good Web Guide for Book Lovers

Author: Susan Osborne

Publisher: The Good Web Guide Ltd

ISBN: 9781903282427

Category: Books

Page: 144

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The birth of the internet heralded several theories about the demise of the book and of reading in general. Contrary to this, books are thriving on the internet and the author recommends the best websites to cut your searching time. This guide includes information on: the best internet bookshops, both small and large; rare and specialist bookshops; book clubs; literary magazines; reading group resources; author and fan websites and publisher's own websites; websites for budding writers to develop their own talents.
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