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I just got this one, after learning of it from you, and the new Byatt too to take with me on vacation to your fair country!


Hi Karen

I don't know what happened to my last comment! Anyway, it was rather a long one too. Oh well, I'll try again....

The book you mention here sounds "right up my alley". I love a good pop. science/psychology book. You have added to my current quandary of what one to choose next. I have also been considering The Drunkard's Walk by Leonard Mlodinow, Traffic by Tom Vanderbilt or Alain de Botton's Status Anxiety!

Also after many good reviews around the blogosphere (including your's here) I have pre-ordered the paperback version of An Equal Stillness from

Another book that seems to have leapt to the head my queue is Colm Toibin's Brooklyn. I read his The Master and enjoyed it immensely.

(You may remember me as nutmeg from I have retired that blog to exclusively blog about books at

Dark Puss

I have a Swiss T-shirt - how do I test it please? I'm just finishing off Quantum by Kumar which you posted on in January. How are you getting on with that one?


Wonderful, Ted!


Samantha, if it helps you at all in your choice, I really did enjoy Bozo Sapiens enormously. I had to keep putting it down as I had fiction reviewing deadlines to meet, but it coped well with that benign neglect and kept my attention despite these frequent breaks!


You'll have to read the book to find out about the Swiss T-shirt test (all I'll say is that it involves women).
Quantum is still waiting patiently in the reading queue, I'm afraid.

Mr Cornflower

I'm about a third of the way through Bozo Sapiens and greatly enjoying it, though as an investment manager I'm finding rather uncomfortably that I recognise in myself a steadily lengthening list of classic behavioural biases which predispose us to make money-losing decisions.

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