The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

I’m going to assume that very few of you are socially inept but brilliant male scientists. But—if you were, and you had come to the realization that you should obtain yourself a wife, how would you get one? The obvious answer: you would administer a questionnaire to eligible females, designed to filter out the unsuitable ones. (Full disclosure: I took the short-version quiz online— — and scored 38%. I’ll try not to hold it against the author.) “I've sequenced the questions for maximum speed of elimination,’ I explained. ‘I believe I can eliminate most women in less than forty seconds. Then you can choose the topic of discussion for the remaining time

Multiple Review: The Heist, How To Build A Girl, and Young Money

This week I did not have anything to recommend wholeheartedly, so here are a few mini-reviews of some books I just read. They are completely different genres, so there should be something for everyone… The Heist by Daniel Silva: This is a spy thriller starring an Israeli art restorer named Gabriel Allon; it’s the 12th in the series. I haven't read any of the others, so I can’t compare it to them, but this one got good reviews. The plot centers around an investigation of a brutal murder of a British spy-gone-rogue, which segues into the glamorous international underworld of art theft. There’s another twist with the revelation of the identity of the maximum bad guy, who is described in underst

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