Love Russo. Great sense of ironic humor, strong but human male characters, extremely funny plot lines, which make me think of a Charlie Brown like guy trying to figure out what the hell is happening to him. After reading the Nobody /Everybody's Fool books and the newer Trajectory stories I started Straight Man. After quite a few pages I discovered that I'd read it about 5 years ago. Liked it so much I decided ti read it again. I made a good decision.