Good Summer Reads for Dudes – 2016


May 27, 2016

Are you a dude looking for your next great summer read? Look no further. Based on clicks to books we’ve featured as well as comments and other highly non-scientific methods, here are 3 of the most popular and well liked books for you to consider reading this summer….but only if you’re a dude!

Lost City of Z by David Grann – In 1925, the legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett ventured into the Amazon jungle, in search of a fabled civilization. He never returned. Over the years countless perished trying to find evidence of his party and the place he called “The Lost City of Z.” In this masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, journalist David Grann interweaves the spellbinding stories of Fawcett’s quest for “Z” and his own journey into the deadly jungle, as he unravels the greatest exploration mystery of the twentieth century.

Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy – A nightmarish take on the mythologies of the Wild West, McCarthy’s epically violent and bloody tale follows the fortunes of the Kid, a fourteen-year-old Tennessean who falls into a threatening, dark world where Indians are being slaughtered, the market for their scalps booming. The fact that the book is based on true events that happened on the Texas-Mexico border in the late Nineteenth century make it even more chilling.

Edwin’s Reflection by Ray Deeg – When a wealthy old man kills himself restarting a mystic machine, a decades old government cover-up begins to unravel, pushing New York technology CEO Tom Hartger onto a course with destiny. Tom is joined by psychiatrist Gwen Pierce whose framework for clear thinking becomes surprisingly useful. Together the pair stumble onto a patent drawing for a machine that can “pull back the curtain” on the universe but when a shopkeeper is murdered the gravity of their discovery becomes clear. Tom and Gwen follow the trail to the cloistered sanctuary of Tuxedo Park New York and former residence of Alfred Lee Loomis, a reclusive Wall Street tycoon who financed his own science laboratory in the 1920s. Tom and Gwen discover the whereabouts of key parts necessary for the machine’s operation but they aren’t alone. A rogue FBI agent, Homeland Security, and an Eastern Indian billionaire are equally determined to activate destiny. The chase intersects NYC landmarks where each character discovers a deeper connection to the machine, to consciousness and to each other. If the truth comes to light it could rock the foundation of mankind’s belief about the nature of the universe and himself. Edwin’s Reflection sparks the arrival of a new species of fast-paced, intelligent thrillers. The characters and settings are completely absorbing and the plot is irresistible right up until its mesmerizing and profound conclusion.

Its summer for god’s sake, enlighten yourself so you have something to talk about other then work. Put down that flipping smart phone and buy a book already! Happy reading.