xoxoxoe, #16, The Double Comfort Safari Club, by Alexander McCall Smith, #CBR3

Here is the review of my #16 book, The Double Comfort Safari Club, by Alexander McCall Smith, on my blog, xoxoxo e. It’s another great book from his No. 1 Ladies Detective Series. Here is an excerpt from my review:

She has a way of making a person feel better. “Mma Ramotswe was always willing to talk about weighty matters — you could talk to her about something as simple as the weather or the price of sausages, and you would come away reassured. Perhaps the weather was not going to be as dry and hot as everybody feared — perhaps there really would be good rains; perhaps sausages were not as expensive as they appeared to be, given that they contained all that meat, and there was no wastage with a sausage.” …

One of the most enjoyable aspects of the book, apart from the interactions between all of the very different characters, is that these people all ponder. Lots of different things, and their pondering is always entertaining to read. McCall Smith has a gift for being able to write in the many different voices of his very individual characters. Maybe it is the pace of life in Botswana, or the open vistas that influence so much reflection, but it has a soothing, beneficial effect on the reader.


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