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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Detectives Galore

Just read Alexander McCall Smith In the Company of Cheerful Ladies & Sunday Philosophy Club back to back. These books are about Women detectives, no thriller crime to be uncovered but normal, everyday, garden variety problems and incidents that need a piece of detection and logical thinking. Detection is the backdrop but the story is the offering actually. A light book with simple characters and their simple problems, reminiscent of the school day English Readers. They drag in the beginning but per up towards the second half. Once develops a rapport with and a liking for the protagonist very quickly. There are funny moments scattered about. I will definitely go for more in the series.

5 comments:

Monika,Ansh said...

How I wish I had the time to read!

Mama - Mia said...

sounds totally interesting! i havent read anything new in a long time!

cheers!

abha

apu said...

yes, do read the others - I like all of them - 'tears of the giraffe', and 'blue shoes and happiness', especially.

Shilpa said...

McCall Smith is my favorite modern author! Hope you enjoy all his series!

dipali said...

I love his books!