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Fathers Love Books

Another Father's Day is upon us. In usual fashion, A Blogger's books brings you this list of books voted on Amazon as the top 5 books men are busy reading at present. If you're looking to buy your father a book for father's day, or indeed any other day; Here may be the best place to start. I included some customers' reviews this time so you can see what others thought of the books.


Great books for father's day


Sawn Off Tales by David Gaffney

Editorial review on Amazon.

David Gaffney's compact, surreal tales are filled with poignancy and wit. Each story goes off like a tiny depth charge in the mind, leaving you with the trace memory of some new urban myth - comic, absurd and disturbingly true.





Eric Clapton: The Autobiography by Eric Clapton


Customer's review:

This book is well written and well edited. You have the feeling that Eric Clapton is very honest with each page expressed within this book. Many emotional topics and sorrows of his life are touched upon, and that gives an overall view of his very long artistic musical career, as being one of the leading Blues, Pop, Classic Rock, artists for five decades. I thoroughly recommend this to anyone curious about Mr Clapton or the dfferent music scenes from the 1960's to present day.


Barefaced Lies and Boogie-woogie Boasts by Jools Holland



Customer's review
This autobiogrpahy of a very English and in fact very London boy and man. This is a terrific rollicking good read, laugh out loud funny at times, (I embarrassed myself several times on my crowded commuter train into town). A very gentle look at a harsh world. Jools showed it is possible to be successful in a competitive world without being unpleasant about people.



The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett
 Bookmarks magazine's review
Any common reader will enjoy a good laugh from British playwright Alan Bennett’s The Uncommon Reader, which can be consumed in a few spare hours. But readers expecting a work as brilliant and scathing as Bennett’s plays The History Boys (2004) and The Madness of King George (1991), or even his other short stories, should expect something completely different. A political and literary satire, it pokes fun at the British monarchy while revealing the lasting power of literature. Reviews suggest that The Uncommon Reader should be enjoyed like the sort of reading it espouses: casually, but with a sensitivity to serious things as well.


Happyslapped by a Jellyfish: The words by Carl Pilkington by Carl Pilkington

Amazon's product description


A collection of baffling, hilarious, infuriating yet curiously compelling insights and anecdotes, diary entries, poems, "true" facts, cartoons, and assorted witterings concerning travel from the mind of Karl Pilkington, the unlikely star of the Ricky Gervais Show, the World's funniest and most successful podcast.




Well, there you have it! Here are 5 of the top books men are reading at the moment. I'm sure you've noticed the common theme. I suppose it's not surprise because these are the things men generally enjoy reading; a bit of humour, music, compilations, and funny  anecdotes they can laugh at. The only things missing from this list are TV games and  remote controlled cars.  I suppose these items are on an entirely different list ;-) 
What kind of books does your dad like best and are you getting any of them for him this father's day? For more great book deals go to our new book sales page.


5 comments:

♥~Judy~♥ June 19, 2011 at 2:38 AM  

Feed my hubby and hand him the remote and he is simply fine. lol

Thanks for the review.

Icy BC June 19, 2011 at 11:21 AM  

These books sound great, Anne, and the one that caught my eyes most is The Autobiography by Eric Clapton..He is one of my favorite singer.

Anne Lyken-Garner June 19, 2011 at 4:26 PM  

Ha! Judy. Mine loves books. You could even say he's a bookworm. I bought him a kindle last year and he's so far very happy with it.

Anne Lyken-Garner June 19, 2011 at 4:27 PM  

Icy, Eric C. is definitely up there with the best musicians. He's done so much for the industry. I love him too.

Cozy in Texas June 23, 2011 at 8:43 PM  

Carl Pilkington was hilarious on an Idiot Abroad.
Ann

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