Five Books Every Man Should Read – From Favel Parrett

by |September 24, 2013

This September we’ve been running Operation GMR, Get Men Reading. To celebrate, we’ve asked some of our favourite Australian authors to give us Five Books Every Man Should Read.

Today’s guest is the one of Australia’s most exciting new writers and author of the exquisite Past The Shallows, Favel Parrett.

Favel, take it away…

The Road

by Cormac McCarthy

McCarthy is one of the greatest writers of our time.

The Road is a love story between a father and his son.

There is also not one word too many or one too few.

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Out Stealing Horses

by Per Petterson

Also It’s Fine By Me – or anything by Per Petterson.

Petterson is easily my favourite writer.

I can read his work over and over and I am always inspired.

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Slaughterhouse 5

by Kurt Vonnegut


I only just re-read this incredible book.

Funny sad and so moving.

A must read.

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The Yellow Birds

by Kevin Powers

I loved this book. The Yellow Birds is about friendship, brotherhood and the absolute madness of the war in Iraq.

And to top it all off, it’s beautifully written.

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Thrill Seekers

by Edwina Shaw

A powerful story about mental heath, mateship and adolescent mayhem.

Great writing with an important message.

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Andrew Cattanach is a regular contributor to The Booktopia Blog. He has been shortlisted for The Age Short Story Prize and was named a finalist for the 2015 Young Bookseller of the Year Award. He enjoys reading, writing and sleeping, though finds it difficult to do them all at once.

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