|Removing wrinkles isn't thrilling enough|
For the rest of you, some absolutely perfect suggestions for books:
|Estonian-style carrying is good training for tax law|
|Sloths are banned from toe wrestling competition|
People mulling a second career after racing horses: Dick Francis's Odds Against. In the first Sid Halley book, an ex-steeplechase jockey sets himself up in the private eye business.
|Bossaball is for volleyball players who need more oomph|
People into long books, who think Vikram Chandra's wonderful Sacred Games is too short at 900 pages: Gregory David Roberts's Shantaram. This 950-page book, by a great Australian storyteller, is about a man who escapes from prison and flees to Mumbai, India. There, he runs into all sorts of interesting characters.
|No snow necessary and picnicking-ants friendly|
Hardboiled/traditional fans who know how to be a friend: Jeremiah Healy's The Staked Goat. Healy is a law-school grad and former military policeman who uses this knowledge in a series about John Francis Cuddy, an Army-cop-turned-private-eye in Boston. In the second book of the series, Cuddy gets a call from an old buddy and hears a code for danger. Soon, Cuddy investigates his friend's death.
|Extreme croquet is not for the timid or sane|
Lovers of swashbucklers: Arturo Pérez-Reverte's Pirates of the Levant. The last book in the series featuring freelance soldier-of-fortune Captain Alatriste and his companion, Íñigo Balboa, is narrated by a reminiscing Íñigo.
There you go. One of these books will be perfect for you. If you can think of a book perfect for someone else, don't be shy. We're all looking for the absolutely perfect book. Set us up, please!