Don’s Summer Reading List: August 2014

  1. Barchester Towers

    Anthony Trollope

    Written at a time when Dickens was all the rage. It deliberately seeks to compete for readers with him by avoiding discussions of poverty, pain and misery. It concentrated on the Anglican Church at the time of its greatest glory and its humor comes from the intricacies of the various officials in a Cathedral town. Anglophiles will enjoy it. Anglophobes will be bored.

  2. The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared

    Jonas Jonasson

    The 100 Year Old Man may well be as funny as any book I’ve ever read and is absolutely recommended to all our clients.

  3. Weekend Wodehouse

    P.G. Wodehouse

    A compendium of his funniest chapters from some of his most-loved books. If you haven’t read any Wodehouse, this book isn’t the place to start. Start with any of the Jeeves books or with any of the Earl of Emsworth books.

  4. The Third Rail: Confronting Our Pension Failures

    Jim Leech and Jacquie McNish

    The Third Rail deserves wide readership and is very helpful. I do not agree with all its conclusions for pension reform, but I strongly endorse the quality of their research and how well the stories of pension crises in New Brunswick, Rhode Island and Holland are handled.