The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs
By Alexander McCall Smith, creator of "The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency", comes another short yet weirdly funny book. The tome, along with its companion "Portuguese Irregular Verbs" follows the coming and goings of Dr. Mortiz-Maria von Igelfeld, famous with the 50 or so linguists in touch with the institute. It's actually quite a quiet romp through the halls of academia and classic English wit. Great book for a short plane ride. And the name - you know a book has to be good with a name like that.