Reviews and Blog Posts: Books for Guys

Funny little monkey

by Andrew Auseon

Reviewer Rating:
4

Arty is a short boy–really short –and it doesn't help that his twin brother is 6'3 and constantly picking on him. The two brothers haven't been friends since they were both the same height, at the age of 10, and the speedy exit of their criminal father just caused more...

King Dork

by Frank Portman

Reviewer Rating:
4

Tom Henderson has felt like an outcast for most of his life and spends his time avoiding humiliating situations and daydreaming about rock stardom. Tom and his only friend, Sam, spend their time making up band names, album titles, band members, and world conquering tour ideas. When he needs to...

Tales of the Madman Underground : an historical romance 1973

by John Barnes

Reviewer Rating:
5

All Karl Shoemaker wants is to be normal. A normal family, with normal friends, in normal Lightsburg, Ohio. It's 1973 and Karl has been in group therapy since 4th grade, with all his other friends. Dubbing themselves the Madman Underground, these friends watch each other's backs and understand just what...

The monster variations

by Daniel Kraus

Reviewer Rating:
4

The Monster Variations follows Willie, Reggie, and James during a summer that will change all of their lives forever. Someone in town is killing young boys by running them down with a menacing silver truck, and there is nothing to protect them except for a curfew and some not so...

A confusion of princes

by Garth Nix

Reviewer Rating:
4

Khmeri is a Prince of the Empireone of ten thousand. Taken from his parents as a baby, genetically modified and altered with fancy tech, Khmeri is no longer human. When Khmeri ascends to his full powers, he learns that everything he was taught to expect of the Empire isn't entirely...

Z

by Michael Thomas Ford

Reviewer Rating:
3

It's all just a game. The zombie war ended before they were born, and now there's a vaccine. It's a fun diversion for Josh to complete the virtual reality missions and keep the city safe from zombies, using his flamethrower to torch them out of existence. But then he gets...

Fat vampire : a never coming of age story

by Adam Rex

Reviewer Rating:
3

Want something a little different than the vampire romance novels that seem to be everywhere these days? Want to know what happens when the geek you've never noticed is the one who's the vampire (pretty much by accident)? Doug isn't drinking cow blood because he's a noble vampire who doesn't...

Ship breaker

by Paolo Bacigalupi

Reviewer Rating:
0

This unique story is set in the Gulf Coast in a future when that coast is completely re-shaped by hurricanes and the society is also re-shaped to scavenge and strip all precious materials left in our world just to survive. Nailer is the hero, very rough-around-the-edges, and he's a ship...

Shakespeare makes the playoffs

by Ronald Koertge

Reviewer Rating:
4

Kevin from Shakespeare Bats Cleanup is back! In that book, Kevin was sidelined from baseball and learned that he also has a passion for writing poetry. In this book, he's still playing baseball, still writing poetry, and trying to balance the two. He's also dealing with his girlfriend Mira,...

Malice

by Chris Wooding

Reviewer Rating:
3

It's not a myth. If you gather the right objects and say the right words, Tall Jake will come and take you to Malice. And once you get there, you'll be fighting for your life. Malice is a novel/comic hybrid, which is a great format for this book. Many of...

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