Books for guys that actually like to read.

this week i was trying to figure out a decent subject matter for the book post. i decided i’d go with Mexican shit (ala the GREAT Mexican restaurant i just discovered) and New Orleans. so….let’s get to it.

Aztec- Gary Jennings. i read this in high school. it’s got it all: sex, violence, drama, and a GREAT story. this is a LONG story too. basic premise- a young boy is born with a bad eye-sight in the Aztec times. he manages to hide his disability lest he be killed for it. he becomes a scribe, warrior, merchant, inventor, and lives a very rich and interesting life. this is a beach reading book. like i said, this is a VERY long, but VERY good story.


N’awlins Over Easy- Donald Hanks. i actually know the author of this book. he’s a philosophy instructor at UNO. i took his “ethics” class. BRILLIANT guy. a tad loopy but he’s a northerner who transplanted to NO. this book is a series of short stories of his unique experiences in NO. very funny, and very well written. eclectic isn’t quite right, but it’s a good start.

stay up.


and now…..enjoy some built to spill.





12 Comments on “Books for guys that actually like to read.”

  1. zorro says:

    Dude, ever read Pappilon? Breathtaking adventure story, and confirmed to be mostly true!

  2. zorro says:

    My bad. It’s spelled Papillon, by Henri Charrière. I read it 20 years ago and have kept a copy ever since. Another great guy book is Death in the Long Grass by Peter Capstick. Hunting big game in Africa while the animal is stalking you.

  3. WillieMaize24 says:

    Zorro, If you liked Death in the Long Grass try anything by Jim Corbett.

  4. Marellus says:


    See if you can get your hands on this book. It’s the best historical fiction that I’ve ver read.

    And for Sci-Fi, I recommend this.

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