11.11.2009

The Comforts of a Muddy Saturday- A Review


I actually finished this book about three weeks ago (I devour these books, I tell you) and am just now getting around to reviewing it. Merci for being patient.

The Comforts of a Muddy Saturday
by Alexander McCall Smith is the fifth installment in the Isabel Dalhousie series. This time around Isabel finds herself solving a medical mystery, watching over her niece's deli, and dealing with a tiny bout of jealousy involving a mysterious American composer.

Sound intriguing? It was. Alexander McCall Smith weaves another marvelously intricate tale of love, mystery and philosophy in Scotland.

Once again, the philosophical quandaries in this book are both humorous and thought provoking. Isabel ponders such things as: when one is at the symphony and hears a song that has a strange or unresolved ending, should the clapping from the audience be equally unresolved? Or... How much does chance play in determining the course of our lives?

Such is a glimpse into the way Isabel Dalhousie thinks... and I cannot wait to delve once more into her mind in the 6th installment, The Lost Art of Gratitude...

For more information on Alexander McCall Smith's books and the order in which to read them, click here.


The Comforts of a Muddy Saturday can be purchased at www.amazon.com or in most major bookstores worldwide.

7 comments:

Sharon McPherson: AUTHOR / ARTIST said...

I read your post re. info on Alexander McCall Smith and my copy 'The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency' (I mentioned to you before) though I still have yet to read - is the very beginning of his series. So I am glad you wrote the list - now I know what order to read. Thanks :)

Bonjour Madame said...

I love your book reviews and your passion for reading!

Michael Rivers said...

I love reading a great book series. I admire writers who can keep characters going.

Rebecca said...

I think when I start I'm going to begin with the Ladies Detective series first. I want to wait for your review of The Lost Symbol to see whether I will wait and read that one before starting the McCall series. I've read mixed reviews of the Brown book, but I'm intrigued by the themes.

I love reviews, they are so helpful to take to the bookstore/library. Thank you!

Alan Burnett said...

Thanks for that useful and informative review. One of AMS's books will go into my book-bag, I've just not decided which one yet.

The Daily Connoisseur said...

Sharon- Thank you! I can't wait to hear what you think of them...

Bonjour Madame and Michael- Merci beaucoup :)

Rebecca- Yes! I highly recommend starting with the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency first... I finished the Dan Brown book and will post a review next week! xo

Josephine Tale Peddler said...

Sounds wonderful, Jennifer. I might start with this series as I love the idea of them being set in Scotland. xx

 
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