The 21/2 Pillars of Wisdom - Alexander McCall Smith Reviews
Description:ISBN 0349118507 / Author: Alexander McCall Smith / Genre: Fiction / Alexander McCall Smith, best-selling author of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, has turned his hand to humour. The delightful result is a creation of comic genius. For in the unnaturally tall form of ... more
The 21/2 Pillars of Wisdom - Alexander McCall Smith ... Professor Doctor Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld, we are invited to meet a memorable character whose sublime insouciance is a blend of the cultivated pomposity of Frasier Crane and of Inspecteur Clouseau's hapless gaucherie. Von Igelfeld inhabits the rarefied world of the Institute of Romance Philology at Regensburg, a world he shares with his equally tall and equally ridiculous colleagues, Professors Florianus Prinzel and Detlev Amadeus Unterholzer. Their unlikely adventures are described in three deliciously funny instalments: Portuguese Irregular Verbs, The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs and At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances.
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by TheChocolateLady - written on 03/09/06 (Very useful, 129 readings)
a little bit lost. Of course, as the book progressed, I did get to understand and know these characters a bit better. This is probably because author Alexander McCall Smith does seem to have a way with characters. He has developed a central group for these novels who work in a type of harmony that I can only describe as “blurry”. It’s as if they’re all in this haze of a place and they all seem to move through it in slow motion. I’m assuming that this is McCall Smith’s way of setting a mood, and if so, he’s been very successful. These stories take place in Botswana, which is a very foreign location (for most of us), and McCall Smith makes us feel as if it’s the most ...
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by grahamt - written on 26/08/04, updated on 26/08/04 (Very useful, 128 readings)
Alexander McCall Smith's enchanting stories about that most unlikely detective, Precious Ramotswe, have occupied the best seller lists practically unceasingly since they were first published in paperback in the UK in 2003. Many have been very surprised by this. After all, none of the books follow the fairly common trend of being weighty tomes. None run to much more that a couple of hundred pages and yet are full price. My own view is that they are unique in style. I don't think I have ever read another book quite like them. Now, we hear, such is their success that either the BBC is to turn these stories ...
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