Tutto è tranquillo, sotto i cieli di Scozia, anzi no, se si va a guardare meglio nel condominio di 44 Scotland Street a Edimburgo. La vita dei suoi inquilini, infatti, è sempre più complicata. Pat ha finalmente cominciato a frequentare l'università, dove ha conosciuto Wolf, un ragazzo molto interessante. Peccato che sia il fidanzato di una delle sue nuove coinquiline, che non prende affatto bene la cosa. E anche Matthew, da sempre innamorato di Pat, ha qualcosa da ridire su questa simpatia. Bertie, il bambino prodigio, è come sempre schiacciato dall'ingombrante madre, Irene, anche se spera in un viaggio a Parigi, visto che ha passato l'audizione per entrare nella Edinburgh Teenage Orchestra. Intanto l'appartamento dell'antropologa Domenica, partita per un viaggio di lavoro in Malacca, viene occupato da una sua amica, che subito incontra le simpatie di Angus...
- ISBN: 8860888611
- Casa Editrice: Guanda
- Pagine: 352
Alexander McCall Smith’s characters run the gamut. Gangster, pirate, mother, child prodigy, artist, student, psychotherapist, anthropologist - one of these will remind you of someone you know and their gentle message will ring true. This continues to be a series that simply makes me happy. It’s pota Leggi tutto
I can't help myself. I start one of Smith's novels thinking something like, "Well, this will just be more of the same." Forgetting, of course, how much I enjoyed the last one. Before you know it, I'm laughing out loud and find I have a hard time putting the book down to, say, sleep. His sense of hum Leggi tutto
Second read, 2018: Alexander McCall Smith's books are restorative, like meditation, prayer or time with nature. They fill you up and restore your belief in the world in general and human beings, in particular. This series is different from his No. 1 Ladies series, but they are the same in that both a Leggi tutto
Another gentle offering from Edinburgh. And it's rather nice, what with death, disease, global warming, and possible financial disaster in the headlines, to escape into the more manageable problems of those living in and around 44 Scotland Street. The last "44 Scotland Street novel" I read was The Wo Leggi tutto
As always, Bertie is my favorite, with the adventures of Pat and Matthew coming in close behind. I admit to being a bit bored by Domenica MacDonald in the Malacca Straits, because it just seemed so odd without being odd enough. I enjoyed this reader, though, because he does an excellent job sounding Leggi tutto
I really love this series, it makes me smile. The daily lives of a group of not so ordinary individuals may not seem like the stuff of great writing but in the hands of Alexander McCall Smith it truly is. I have come to love his characters and follow their exploits keenly and look forward to picking Leggi tutto
I find it difficult to understand why people dislike Alexander McCall Smith. I can kinda see them not getting the point (I can't get the point of Henry James, which is much more literarily embarrassing), but I'm not sure why you'd dislike him. I guess you might find him twee? Anyway, I love his books Leggi tutto
I'm going to hang this series up for now. To be honest, I don't care about most of the characters; not Pat and Matthew, or Big Lou, certainly not Antonia Collie, or Domenica and Angus (though the world seen through Clive's canine eyes was pretty good). It got to the point that I was just reading the Leggi tutto
Alexander McCall Smith is my go-to author when I need a comfort read, especially his 44 Scotland Street series. I wasn’t particularly in need of being comforted (but had recently read Dostoyevsky, which comes to the same thing), and once in a while I love dipping my toes into a cosy atmosphere of co Leggi tutto
Alexander McCall Smith* is still going strong. 3,5 * I am continuing with the series. I am not bothered by some inadvertencies, like Bertie was never in a plane. But I remember him going to Portugal at some point and I bet it was not by boat. I needed that long a time to finish this book just because o Leggi tutto
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