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     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. I personally loved this book. It […]

Review: Hunger Games Leaving Us Hungry For More?

The Hunger Games Suzanne Collins     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 say it: we had a problem […]

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     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 these threads. The Cemetery of Forgotten […]

Review: Gilead

Gilead Marilynne Robinson     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 wanting to end. We turn the […]

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 […]