An Elegant Solution is an intriquing historical mystery that weaves university learning with drama. Reading the book makes the reader think! This is excellent in my determination of the worth of any book. However, if you are looking for a quick read that is “fluff” this is not the one for you. An Elegant Solution reminds me of my own university years. I believe this book is an encouragement to individuals to go to an institution of higher learning simply because of the intrique and interest shown by the main character in the class topics. The main character applies his class lessons, theories and principles to his life surroundings in order to answer many questions thus he comes up with an elegant solution that solves many issues in the book all at once!