Books For Guys

December 30, 2006

There are thousands of books published in the US every year and most can be divided into a variety of genres. One newly minted genre is chick-lit…to describe the books that especially appeal to women. The publishing industry doesn’t yet have a name for the books that especially appeal to men but that doesn’t mean they don’t exist. Here are a handful of fiction books that are a sure bet to appeal to the guys: Arthur and George” by Julian Barnes; The Quiet American by Graham Greene; A Dangerous Friend by Ward Just; any of John Irving’s books–I witnessed two men at a dinner party competitively quizzing eachother’s knowledge of The World According To Garp years ago; Cormac McCarthy’s Border Trilogy; The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini; and Craig Ferguson’s Between The Bridge And The River.