Thursday, December 11, 2008
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series
I have been greatly enjoying Alexander McCall Smith's The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. Smith's African world was my faithful companion during the many hours of flight to Rio, and I am now well into the third volume.
What's good about these books? The characters' values. The purity of truth and honesty in midst of a dangerous world. The author's great mind for plots, intricacies, twists. And also his mind for the ordinary life and its peaceful beauty.
The series is making me get to know better--and learn to love--Africa.