Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The 19 books on the "How to be a man" reading list

At the Telegraph Chris Moss tagged "19 books - novels, poetry and non-fiction - that provide life lessons, relationship counselling and sex education for the modern male," including:
Fight Club (1996)

Chuck Palahniuk’s exploration of the sickness of modern masculinity wrought by consumerism and our belonging to “a generation of men raised by women” is better known in its film version, but the book has a verve all of its own. When two men decide to establish a bare-knuckle fight club with a strict patriarchy in their bid to self-heal, they find no shortage of willing combatants.
Learn about the other entries on the list.

Fight Club is among E. Lockhart's seven favorite suspense novels, Joel Cunningham's top five books short enough to polish off in an afternoon, but deep enough to keep you thinking long into the night, Kathryn Williams's eight craziest unreliable narrators in fiction, Jessica Soffer's ten best book endings, Sebastian Beaumont's top ten books about psychological journeys, and Pauline Melville's top ten revolutionary tales.

--Marshal Zeringue