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About Book Dude

Dude librarian and book enthusiast.

Books for Dudes – The Reluctant Assassin

Eoin Colfer, the author of the Artemis Fowl books, returns with “The Reluctant Assassin“, the first title in the W.A.R.P. series. In 1898 London, an apprentice assassin named Riley is about to make his first kill. Unfortunately, the old man … Continue reading

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Books for Dudes – Jack Tumor

Hector, the protagonist of Anthony McGowan’s humorous “Jack Tumor,”  is your typical teenage nerd. He is good at math, unpopular with the girls and he gets picked on by the school bullies. To make matters worse, he starts getting headaches … Continue reading

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Books for Dudes – Dark Lord, the Early Years

I picked up “Dark Lord, the Early Years” by Jamie Thomson because of its interesting, if somewhat ridiculous, premise. The Dark Lord, a Sauron-like being who rules the Darklands, is banished to Earth in the form of a teenage boy. … Continue reading

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Books for Dudes – Homeland by Cory Doctorow

Marcus Yallow, the tech-savvy protagonist of Cory Doctorow’s “Little Brother,” is back for more conspiracy-fueled action and intrigue in “Homeland“. Marcus, unemployed and broke, is given an encrypted USB stick by a former rival and told to make its contents … Continue reading

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Books for Dudes – Can I See Your I.D.

When I think of the word “impostor,” I generally picture someone who is up to no good, typically a criminal that needs to conceal his identity in order to trick others or avoid capture.  However, it turns out that there … Continue reading

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Books for Dudes: The Warrior’s Heart

I’m starting 2013 off by recommending a book that might motivate you to keep your New Year’s resolutions. From China to Bolivia to Rwanda to Iraq, Eric Greitens has seen a lot of the world and done many incredible things.  … Continue reading

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Books for Dudes – National Book Awards

I normally don’t pay a lot of attention to book awards, but I saw that this year’s National Book Award for Young People’s Literature was given to a fantasy novel. Out of curiosity, I wanted to see if any of … Continue reading

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Books for Dudes – Classic Science Fiction

Science fiction is my favorite genre and I love reading the classics. I’m going to arbitrarily say a classic is any book that is still being read twenty years after it was first published. Classics have a certain something that … Continue reading

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Books for Dudes – The Scary Stuff 2

October is upon us again, which means Halloween is just around the corner. Here are a few titles to try for those of you who enjoy having your spines tingled. Wuftoom by Mary G. Thompson Evan stepped in something bad … Continue reading

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Books for Dudes – Sports

In honor of Mizzou athletics making a (hopefully) successful entry into the Southeastern Conference, here are some sports books for you. “Gym Candy” by Carl Deuker Groomed by his father to be a star player, football is the only thing … Continue reading

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