I saw Alexander Payne's film of Election and looked up the author of the original book. It was Tom Perrotta. I didn't know what to expect but this was a fun novel that I finished in a matter of days. Perrotta is an excellent humorous writer, with a humane and tolerant way of understanding his characters. He reminded me of T C Boyle. The story revolves around suburban middle-class aspirations and responsibilities. Light, a bit sexy, thought-provoking and challenging on occasions, it would be an excellent book for a book club.