The two books I just finished - and strongly suggest- are The Pleasure of My Own Company by Steven Martin (yep, that Steve Martin)... http://www.sweetstar.com/olga/0786869216 and Life of Pi by Yann Martel (yep that Yann Martel). http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0156027321?v=glance Life of Pi is, to understate, a unique story. Don’t get lost in the first third of the book ------- the last 2/3s are cool in the extreme. The Pleasure of My Own Company adds dimension, with a touch of laughs, and a dash of insight. Hungry? Include the infamous “human condition” and sit down for a bibliophile’s fest. (OK – OK! As I typed I was hearing the New York Times’ book critic whispering in my ear -- :) ) POINT ---> I’d truly be interested in suggestions for other good books – Give it up!!