Matterhorn Deodorant

Getting a little sweaty doing Ultra Manly works? Building up some perspiration reading the more intense parts of Matterhorn? Introducing a new Ultra Manly/Old Spice joint effort*: Matterhorn deodorant Old Spice describes it as such: Old Spice Matterhorn smells so much like a fresh mountain that if your lady friends ever summit the actual Matterhorn […]

Matterhorn Character List

An inherent problem of reading a book about an army is that there are a lot of characters.  I personally had a hard time keeping all of the characters straight in Matterhorn. So while the book has a chart in the front of it, I put together an expanded, more complete version.  The chart adds […]

October Book Club: Matterhorn PREview

Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War    Karl Marlantes I’m really excited for the October book club book, Matterhorn.  I just finished reading the book, and I have to say that it’s one of my favorite war novels.  The book is told from a young Lieutenant’s point of view just as he enters the […]

Review: Round Ireland With a Fridge

Round Ireland with a Fridge Tony Hawks [xrrgroup][xrr rating=3.5/5] [xrr rating=3/5 imageset=grenade label=Manliness:][/xrrgroup]     Some books seem to be written purely for the enjoyment of the author. There is of course no problem with that, provided that the reader and the author have a similar sense of humor, and view life through similar lenses. […]

Review: Hunger Games Leaving Us Hungry For More?

The Hunger Games Suzanne Collins [xrrgroup][xrr rating=4/5] [xrr rating=4/5 imageset=grenade label=Manliness:][/xrrgroup]     Bad pun aside, I should probably clarify the title of this post. Overwhelmingly, the Ultra Manly contributors all gave The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins a great score. To risk ridicule and insults due to the popularity of this series, I gotta […]

Hunger Games Book Club Open Thread

The Hunger Games book club is HERE! Remember, there’s two ways to join the on-line discussion: On twitter.  Search for the Ultra Manly Book Club hashtag: #iUMBC, then post with that hashtag to join in. Add your thoughts to the comment section of this post Easy. Looking for some ideas on what to talk about? […]

Reminder: Book Club This Sunday

Quick reminder that we’re discussing The Hunger Games this Sunday, September 18th at 8:00 pm CST! See our Ways to Get Involved to see how to participate.

Review: Shadow of the Wind

The Shadow of the Wind Carlos Ruiz Zafón [xrrgroup][xrr rating=5/5] [xrr rating=3.5/5 imageset=grenade label=Manliness:][/xrrgroup]     Fire. Murder. Spies. And Love. When Daniel Sempere is taken into the hallowed crypts of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, he has no idea that he is about to become involved in a mystery whose tapestry is woven with […]

Review: Gilead

Gilead Marilynne Robinson [xrrgroup][xrr rating=4.5/5] [xrr rating=3/5 imageset=grenade label=Manliness:][/xrrgroup]     Sometimes a book is so good we find ourselves turning pages without conscious, burning through to get to the end. We get done and we think, “what a good read.” But then every so often there comes a book that we find ourselves not […]

6 Ways to Get Involved

  We’ve had a bunch of questions lately asking how this whole online book club thing works, so I wanted to officially set the ground rules for the Ultra Manly Book Club. First of all, the whole idea of iUMBC is to build a community of men who read. This website is a place where […]