If you’re looking for the ideal gift for your dad, husband, brother, son, boyfriend or any other sundry males in your life then look no further. The 4th Estate elves have compiled a list of great books that will give those men a great excuse to avoid sprout-peeling duty.
Boneland concludes the story that Alan Garner began over fifty years ago in The Weirdstone of Brisingamen. However, unlike the first two books of the trilogy, this one isn’t for the kids. The perfect gift for the very patient Garner fan in your life, or any lover of fantasy fiction. Order now.
Freedom by the award-winning Jonathan Franzen introduces you to the Berglunds, whose dysfunctional company will make a family Christmas seem refreshingly normal. Definitely one for the literature lover in the house. Order now.
Art of Fielding by debut novelist Chad Harbach was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and announces the arrival of a major new American voice. A wonderful and warm novel on friendship, talent and screwing things up, this is the perfect gift for the bookworm who likes to stay ahead of the trend. Order now.
Telegraph Avenue is the first novel in five years from bestseller Michael Chabon (The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay). With a cast of an ex-American Football star, a pair of record-shop owning friends and their wives, set against a backdrop of classic soul-jazz, this will appeal to Chabon and music fans alike. Order now.
Graphic novel Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life introduces us to the star of the Scott Pilgrim series. He’s 23, in a rock band and has a cute high school girlfriend…but his life is about to be turned upside down by Ramona Flowers, and her seven evil ex-boyfriends. This is a great stocking-filler for any teen and with five more books in the series there’s plenty to keep them occupied over the holidays. Order now.