Arthur Less is in a bit of a slump. The critics describe his novel as spoony and his ex-boyfriend is getting married. To make matters worse, he is about to turn 50 so, muddled and slightly unmoored, Arthur accepts a series of invitations to literary events abroad that no one in their right mind would willingly attend. Such is the premise of Andrew Sean Greer’s comic Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Less. Read this when you are in the mood for a hero brimming with quirky charm who takes a whimsical trip around the world only to discover that there’s no place like home. It is Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller meets It’s a Small World at Disneyland. Best paired with grilled harlequin fish and a bottle of cold champagne.