Hmm... I need to find out myself. I don't know what is the right answer to your question. I'll do some poking around and get back to you if I got an answer. You should email the people at Nutrisystem as they probably could give you help..
I'd say anything by Hemingway =.
Here's a decent list of novels for men:.
Cormac McCarthy is good too, especially "The Road". Lance Armstrong's "It's Not About the Bike" is inspirational without being preachy. Any guy would probably like Robert Ludlum, Tom Clancy or W.E.B. Griffin too..
What kinds of things does he like?..
[quote=napoleon_;4244722]sorry to hear about your bro..
Hopefully *this* time he can get straigtened out, it's the longest he's ever been in for..
Thanks guys, ya'll gave me a lot of options..
As far as knowing what he likes- no idea. Haven't really been in touch with him in many years. I will get a variety....
I'm heading out with my list. Keep the suggestions coming if ya'll want. I will write them down on my list and keep it updated. Of course, if he starts liking a particular author, I can get more of that..
Again- thanks so much!!..
Just a thought, Textbooks. Without knowing the specifics, these days many facilities have educational programs which enable the incarcerated to pursue GEDs and College degrees. Even if he has degrees, it would be a way to make positive use of his time...
If there's a chance he might like sci-fi, "Thirteen" by Richard K. Morgan is very good...
I must be a guy! I've read about 75% of these books/novels and loved most of them...
Davinci code, Angels and Demons and Symbols..
Better books than movies..
And All the Clive Cussler Books they have some truthful facts in them as well...
The dune Series especialy the first one. Anything by Tom Clancy the older stuff is better than the newer stuff..
If he likes fantasy, sword and sorcery stuff, The aleria series by Jim Butcher. Modern fantasy, sword and sorcery in the big city, The Dresden files by Jim butcher..
Glen Cook's The black company and the follow up books, think vietnam war but set in a fantasy setting..
Easier reads, The Jhereg series by Steven Brust smaller books couple hundred to a few hundred pages...
Ditto to Clive Cussler. And if he likes a little humor, Terry Pratchet is an off the wall British author that can really grow on you. You kind of need to get his early stuff first as he does build on his characters and some of the humor isn't as evident if you don't know the background...
Robert Parker - the Spenser books.
How about the Harry Potter series?..
If he's a beginner reader - not too into books, there are series about Star Trek or Star Wars he might enjoy...
Ludlum's current writing hasn't been near as good as it was before he died...
I'm not a guy, but ... Dean Koontz, particularly Lightning and Watchers. Also there's a series of books by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (the series with Pendergast as the hero) that my brother and I both love...
Three that I can think of that are real easy reading and are really good are three that Jimmy Buffett wrote..
Tales from Margaritaville, Where is Joe Merchant and A Salty Piece of Land..
All three are very good yet not too deep...
If he's interested in legal thrillers, I suggest John Grisham books..
If he's into westerns, I suggest any book by the late and great Louis L'amour..
Other great books:.
The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck.
Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk..
Stephen Coonts books are really good. Start with Flight of the Intruder for a good series by him..
For Fantasy, Terry Brooks (Sword of Shanara, etc)..
Richard Preston's Cobra Event and The Demon in the Freezer are great biological warfare thrillers (Cobra Event will have you freaked out for awhile everytime you hear someone sniffle or sneeze around you)...
That's how I felt about Steven King's The Stand, which I read at the height of the H1N1 outbreak...
Author: David Brin.
Novels: Earth, Startide Rising, The Uplift War, The Postman.
Author: Orson Scott Card.
Novels: Ender's Game.
Author: Greg Bear.
Novels: The Forge of God.
Author: Frank Herbert.
Author: Stephen R. Donaldson.
Novels: Lord Foul's Bane, The Illearth War, The Power that Preserves.
Author: Robert Jordan.
Novels: the "Wheel of Time" series. It's up to book 13 now, excellent read...
It may be too late but be sure to only take paperbacks. They most likely will not let you take in hardback books (can turn the cover into a shank)..
I recommend non-fiction (I am a history fan)...
Louis Lamour books are a great suggestion! Super easy and fun reads!.
I'm hugely into sci-fi - currently really into military sci-fi. Contemporary stuff: ANYTHING by John Ringo (he's joined Heinlein in my pantheon). I really like Weber's Honor Harrington series. David Drake. One of the best books I've read in the past couple years was "Caliphate" by Tom Krautman. A frighteningly realistic look at the near future and a significant commentary on current events..
I know this info is too late for the OP, but I really appreciate this thread! I'm going to try to score some of the other recommendations here and maybe expand my literary horizons a bit. I LOVE to read!.
Edit - Just bounced to Amazon and picked up a Cook, Flynn, Cussler, and Morgan. All new to me and look like stuff I may like. All used, only $5.29. Of course they make their $$ on shipping so total is $21.25..
Ah! you're right cant believe I forgot them.
David Drake's got two very fun books for scifi/fantasy..
"Armor" and "Vampires"...
Anything by Vince Flynn or John Sandford.
Dean Koontz is excellent if he likes thrillers...
I've got just about everything that Clive Cussler wrote. I still need to get back to reading and finish them. I've only read about half...
Wow, guys (and girls)- ya'll are Awesome!!!!!!!!!! Couldn't have asked for any more help!!! I'm gonna get all of this written down in a list. I had a HUGE bag of books and I went to the bookstore- was gonna try and do some trading in, but they were closed (it's icy here)..
So, I just ran in Walmart and got a Louis Lamour one (can't remember what- it looked good) and The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon looked fascinating. And the only book I had that a guy (also) might like was The Five People You Meet in Heaven (love that story)..
But, I will take all of your suggestions to the book store when the ice clears up.
Thanks so much.
Oh and Elpisangelos- paperback only - got it, thanks!..