I was looking up a book on Amazon today when I stumbled across the Amazon Books customer discussions at the bottom of the page. I decided to read a few of the comments and quickly realized that there are some really interesting and insightful discussions going on.
I even responded to one of the posts, which read: "I'm looking for books for my husband. He read, and enjoyed, the Eric Larson Books, Lost in Shangri-La, the Horatio Hornblower and Patrick Obrian Aubrey Maturin series, Unbroken,... he likes books that read close enough like fiction, but also have something he can learn. He doesn't really like mystery and is a little tired of WW2. Any ideas? Thanks!"
I know some guy books, I thought. So I put up a quick list. But now I have a creeping suspicion that it wasn't quite the right list for this person. Maybe I jumped the gun and should have given it more thought.
There was another customer who provided a better (and much shorter) list of suggestions: "I have a couple of great non-fiction, non-war books that read great: Undaunted Courage by Stephen Ambrose. Story of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Endurance: Shackelton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing. Story of explorer Ernst Shackelton's attempt to cross the Antarctic.
Both amazing stories... especially like the 2nd."
Yep. Good suggestions. Unfortunately, the husband has read both of them.
So I'm wondering what other great opinions are out there. What would you suggest for this currently-bookless husband?
(If I had it to do over again, I think I'd suggest The Destiny of the Republic.)
More importantly, what would you suggest? Please help an Amazon customer out.