Matterhorn REview

Matterhorn Karl Marlantes [xrrgroup][xrr rating=4/5] [xrr rating=5/5 imageset=grenade label=Manliness:][/xrrgroup] I’m going to go out on a limb and say that Matterhorn was the best all-around book club book we’ve done so far.  Except it’s not really that big of a risk as the book is freaking great.  There have been some books (i.e. Shadow of […]

Matterhorn Book Club Open Thread

The Matterhorn  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.  The official club is tonight at 9:00 CST, but feel free to comment whenever. Add your thoughts to the comment section […]

Matterhorn the RIDE!!!

You can see how dedicated we are to the book club, not just in our PREviews and REviews, but also in how we go the extra mile to immerse our readers in the book club experience. For instance, last week we brought you Matterhorn Deodorant, this week we do you one better. Introducing a new […]

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 […]