Exactly what I wanted to say! Donna, once again you speak my mind! James N., I can't thank you enough for intiating this thread and the very good reviews. As a beginner you see so many books and it is hard to decide what is worth reading. Now I've got an idea. Thank you all also for mentioning some fiction, of course I've read G&G, but in my opinion there is nothing like a good novel to wake your appetite for facts.