" (on a nearly-flawless contemporary forging of a unique copy of Galileo's "Sidereus Nuncius") in last week's New Yorker and I'd like to read more journalism/non-fiction like it.
The article really reminded of The Club Dumas
/The Ninth Gate
and had many things I really enjoy in fiction:
-A ingenious, brazen scheme that fools even experts.
-A colorful cast of characters (book dealers, thieves and gangsters, religious officials) and settings (a rare book shop in Argentina, the Vatican library, the homes of eccentric rich people)
-A rhythm to the story: the forgery is suspected, the scheme unravels, the techniques are revealed, etc.
So I'd like to read more things like that. Preferably longform journalism than entire non-fiction books, but if they're particularly good, why not.
It doesn't have to be about the same topic or themes, just the same sort of combination of complex plans, detective work (not necessarily by actual detectives) and interesting people and places. Just for reference, I would consider Ben Macintyre's Operation Mincemeat
along similar lines.
I'd really prefer not to read anything particularly grim or depressing and nothing with sexual assault of any sort.