Book Review: Friends, Lovers, Chocolate by Alexander McCall Smith

A friend gave me this book to take on our vacation to Scotland
and to pass it along afterwards . . . so I figured it would be good
airplane reading.

It turns out that the setting is Edinburgh!  So that was fun.  This is
the author of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency—which was an
entertaining book–at least the first in the series was, others not
so good.

But this is an Isabel Dalhousie mystery and goes along pretty well.
And it was fun to read about areas of Edinburgh that we were
actually walking through–and I decided to keep the book for a
while before passing it along–

Isabel meets a man who has had a heart transplant and thinks
he can remember things that never happened to his own self–
from the donor perhaps?  What do you think?

I think Smith was fudging a little with the “Lovers” in the title,
so don’t expect too much!   Actually, I don’t recall very much
chocolate!  Oh, well, titles aren’t easy, are they?

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4 Responses to Book Review: Friends, Lovers, Chocolate by Alexander McCall Smith

  1. FictionFan says:

    I always wish I enjoyed his books more than I do. I’m anticipating/dreading his updated version of Austen’s Emma…

    • booksandbuttons says:

      Well, admittedly they aren’t terrific with a capital T, but
      they make decent airplane reading. This one was fun because
      it was about Edinburgh when we were in Edinburgh. My friend has
      now lent me another! She seems to have an endless supply.

  2. My husband and I think McCall Smith’s books just perfect for listening to while on a road trip. If he falls asleep for a while he doesn’t miss too much. I heard M.S. lecture a few years ago and he said himself, “You know nothing happens in my books.” 🙂

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