Written by cognitive neuroscientist Chris Westbury, The Bride Stripped Bare By Her Bachelors, Even is one of the stranger books I have read. You will be completely blown away by the creativity and originality of the plot and the characters. It's also quite funny.
The novel follows Isaac and Greg (both diagnosable as "insane") as they go on a daring journey inspired by their obsession with Marcel Duchamp. The title is taken from an artwork of Duchamp's and the hyper-reliable narrator Isaac often delves into philosophizing about what art is, what an artist is, and how an obsessive hand-washer and orphan boy fit in.
I'm something of an art nerd so enjoyed the novel overall. Duchamp is so interesting and learning more about many of his pieces was fun for me. The book is ultimately a light read. It covers some great discussions in the art world, the science world, and the psychology world. It's not a fast read but it is an enjoyable one.
3 pawprints out of 5