Saturday, April 05, 2008

Blue Shoes and Happiness

Blue Shoes and Happiness is the 7th in Alexander McCall Smith's No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series. I have read all the earler ones:
and have enjoyed them all. They are not plot-driven. I love the characters and the setting and the writing style. I can easily picture everything. They have made a tv pilot out of the first book, and it has aired in Britain. I'm looking forward to getting the dvd as soon as it's available here.

from the back of the book:

Life is good for Mma Ramotswe as she sets out with her usual resolve to solve people’s problems, heal their misfortunes, and untangle the mysteries that make life interesting. And life is never dull on Tlokweng Road. A new and rather too brusque advice columnist is appearing in the local paper. The Mokolodi Game Preserve manager feels an infectious fear spreading among his workers, and a local doctor may be falsifying blood pressure readings. To further complicate matters, Grace Makutsi may have scared off her own fiance. Mma Ramotswe, however, is always up to the challenge.

I think the world would be a better place if only folks would listen to Mma Precious Ramotswe:
What's the point of being angry? When we are cross with somebody, what good does that do? Especially if they did not mean to cause harm.

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