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User Topic: Alexander McCall Smith
Skye
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Default  Posted: 1:19 PM, January 1st (Saturday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Have any of you read him? He writes a few different series. I think my favorite is about the phlosopher, Isabel Dalhousie. I just finished "The Charming Quirks of Others" which I would love to discuss.

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fairyfriend
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Default  Posted: 2:18 PM, January 1st (Saturday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I have read several of his novels, including the first two of his Isabel Dalhousie series, but I haven't kept up with that series.

I'll try to remember to go back to it after our local library (which has now closed its temporary location while the refurnished library building is being readied for reopening) is up and running.

I did enjoy the series because of the philosophical bent and the way the endings fit into her way of thinking rather than being the expected ending.


DDay 1--Feb 99
Crappy IC, false R--spring 1999
A ended around April, 2003
DDay 2--September 26, 2004
DDay 3--September 26, 2005 when I found out the REST of the truth
8/8/09--Doing very well due to hard work on my and H's part

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cautiousoptimist
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Default  Posted: 3:14 PM, January 1st (Saturday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

LOVE. Have read all of his stuff. I'm especially fond of the 44 Scotland St. series, but adore Isabel AND Precious Ramotswe.

He makes me feel so tender and compassionate.


Me: BW, 43
Him: FWH, 50, alcoholic/drug addict in rehab, staying sober
D-day:4/30/09
Marriage 11 years
In R, doing our best
I will have it even so.

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fairyfriend
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Default  Posted: 9:13 PM, January 1st (Saturday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Precious is my all-time favorite.

Have you seen the tv series? I haven't and have wondered if it is worth buying.


DDay 1--Feb 99
Crappy IC, false R--spring 1999
A ended around April, 2003
DDay 2--September 26, 2004
DDay 3--September 26, 2005 when I found out the REST of the truth
8/8/09--Doing very well due to hard work on my and H's part

Posts: 1607 | Registered: Jul 2006 | From: far north Chicago suburbs
Skye
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Default  Posted: 9:30 PM, January 1st (Saturday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I love all his books, too. This particular one deals with cheating and questions whether we should question our SO. Unfortunately, for many on SI, we trusted blindly. The main character comes at this subject from two angles--a woman in love and a philosopher. It does make one realize how differently we who have been cheated on think compared to those who have not been cheated on.

The TV series was worth seeing, but I'm not sure worth buying, but I tend not to buy that stuff and rent it instead.


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Kjersti
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Default  Posted: 11:22 PM, January 1st (Saturday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

The TV series is wonderful, but I agree with Skye: rent (at least at first). Netflix has them.

Well done (and well acted) series. I--personally--loved it.


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Default  Posted: 11:22 PM, January 1st (Saturday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

[Double post.]

My apologies to all.

[This message edited by Kjersti at 11:23 PM, January 1st (Saturday)]


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