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The 10 Best Books to Give to A Man

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Discover the best books to give to a man by Hemingway, Scott Fitzgerald, Banks, Machiavelli, Neil Gaiman, Bradbury, Burgess, Pierre Vilar and Javier Cercas.

Each person is a world, with different tastes and concerns. The books presented in the list are not just centered around sheer enjoyment of reading but also on the expansion of mind and soul, building new mental patterns, and enabling the reader to enhance his cultural literacy and be better positioned to participate in this great game called life. Therefore, here we show you a varied list of the best books to give to a man:


The Great Gatsby


The Great Gatsby
(By: F. Scott Fitzgerald )

The American writer shows us, in what will be his masterpiece, the situation in the early twenties. A historical moment in which, after surviving the First World War, it seemed that everything was possible and that happiness had finally arrived. The protagonist, Jay Gatsby, is the clear example. An attractive young man, rich, triumphant and lonely who will suffer a life of triumphs, parties, waste, falls and despair.


The Prince

The Prince
(By: Niccolò Machiavelli )

It is hailed as one of the pioneering works of modern political philosophy and also considered to be most responsible for the origin of the term Machiavellianism. The book deal with retaining the political power (even by making use of unpleasant means). The theme of the book has to do with the aim of survival and glory of the political head – the prince, and employing means, the justification of which is in question, to achieve these ends. It is a worthy read for a man who wishes to have a better grasp on the state of affairs of the modern politics and the motivational factors that drive it.

The Old Man and The Sea


The Old Man and The Sea
(By: Ernest Hemingway )

The old man, better known as Santiago, is a fisherman from Havana who without luck, unaccompanied and despondent decides to go into the sea. It has been almost three months without bringing anything to port, so he must make desperate decisions. In his journey, he manages to catch a great specimen, but to catch it he must fight a great battle. Three days it takes Santiago to reach port with its acquisition. During this time, his whole life has passed before his eyes. Loneliness, nature, the will to live and the possibilities of dying are some of the topics that the great Hemingway deals with his masterpiece.

Fahrenheit 451


Fahrenheit 451
(By: Ray Bradbury )

At 451 ° F the paper of the books burns. A temperature that the firemen of a fictitious city know perfectly since their work is to burn all the books that they find. The government in this futuristic American society thinks that reading causes anxiety and unhappiness, in addition to creating subversive citizens. Instead of relating, the population spends hours stuck to the TV screen, watching irrelevant programs. The life of Montag, a fireman whose marriage is practically broken, will change radically when he meets Clarisse, a young woman with many anxieties.

A Clockwork Orange


A Clockwork Orange
(By: Anthony Burgess )

This brilliant work tells a story of violence and self-destruction. Alex, a young man of fifteen, shows total indifference to his life and that of his neighbors. He dedicates his life to do evil, to kill, to rape, to steal and to beat the citizens of a futuristic London. His life changes when he enters the prison and is subjected to an experimental treatment. All this is explained with a fictional register, the Nadsat, created by the British writer.


The Player of Games


The Player of Games
(By: Iain M. Banks )

Jernau Morat Gurge is the perfect player, capable of winning in any discipline. Therefore, they persuade him to participate in the Azad. This perverse game decides the position and social class of each person of the Empire. Complicated rules have to be followed and it is even possible to bet on life. The Scottish writer proposes a socio-political reflection and a critique of the methods of social mobility of different modern cultures through this hazardous "pastime".


The Flanders Panel


The Flanders Panel
(By: Perez-Reverte ,Margaret Jull Costa )

The past and the present are always connected. The oil on board is known as The Chess Game of the Flemish painter Pieter Van Huys keeps a secret. Five centuries later, a restorer, Julia, will try to solve the enigma at the hands of her friends and colleagues. A game of intrigue, fear, traps, and murders that will eventually involve all the characters.


The Infiltrator


The Infiltrator
(By: Robert Mazur )

It is the story of the author Mazur, who is commonly known as Bob and has had a fruitful career as an undercover agent. He penetrated deep into the nasty Medellin Drug Cartel of Columbia, with a false identity of Robert Musella. The story unfolds the involvement of one of the largest private banks of the world, BCCI – backed by Middle Eastern investors and run mostly by Pakistanis, in unscrupulous practices of money laundering for the drug cartel.


American Gods


American Gods
(By: Neil Gaiman )

Shadow comes out of prison and his whole world falls apart. His wife and best friend have just died in a traffic accident and their future plans no longer make sense. However, his life will take a radical turn when he starts working as Mr. Wednesday's bodyguard. On their trip to the United States, they will meet heroes, gods, and mythological beings. But, not everything will be a story. A war between the traditional gods and the new gods threatens to unleash itself.


Catch-22


Catch-22
(By: Joseph Heller )

The World War II was in progress when Catch 22, the story of an indolent bombardier John Yossarian was set. He is perceived to be a hero but is pissed off at the notion of numerous unknown people trying to kill him. Outside of it, his army creates a bureaucratic rule of Catch-22 that portrays any man who readily takes on to fly risky combat mission as insane, but on the other hand, if he asks to be relieved of duty, he is sane and must not be relieved of it. It prompts the birth of military satire and a word which is similar in meaning to “quagmire”.


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