Alla Ladies' Detective Agency N. 1 non capitano quasi mai casi troppo complicati. Per lo più Precious Ramotswe, la fondatrice, si trova a risolvere problemi di tradimenti e furti di bestiame. Questa volta però deve affrontare alcune vicende dai risvolti inquietanti: un appropriamento indebito di provviste alimentari a cui segue un ricatto, un medico disonesto che trascura la salute dei pazienti... Come al solito, le indagini rappresentano per la detective anche un'occasione per approfondire i complicati meccanismi che muovono i comportamenti umani, compresi quelli delle persone a lei più vicine: il marito JLB Matekoni, con la testa sempre tra i motori; la direttrice dell'orfanotrofio, decisa e altruista; il nuovo collaboratore Polopetsi, pasticcione e volenteroso; l'immancabile occhialuta signorina Makutsi, la sua assistente, capace di perdere la testa per un paio di vistose scarpe azzurre. Tra loro, la signora Ramotswe si muove a proprio agio come una grossa dea dell'abbondanza, rassicurante e affidabile, intelligente e granitica. Anche lei però qualche volta sembra vacillare, e proprio sotto il peso della sua corporatura di stampo tradizionale. Sono in molti a farle notare i chili di troppo, e la tentazione di mettersi a dieta è forte...
- ISBN: 8860883083
- Casa Editrice: Guanda
- Pagine: 252
- Data di uscita: 10-01-2008
I think I have to read one of these books every so often, just connect with a slower, gentler, kinder culture. The mysteries are not gory. The solution to problems are often simple. The world would be better if we'd all try a bit harder to just be nice.
Oh! How I just love this series! I am sure that literally anyone could find something to admire and savour about these books. They are so enjoyable. I hope they carry on for the foreseeable future. Sometimes, all you need is the comfort and this series has that in bucketloads. I remember seeing a co Leggi tutto
Five new shoe happy stars for Lisette Lecat and her top notch narration once again. I am totally addicted to listening to these beautiful Botswana tales in audio form. Three new shoe are-they-the-right-size stars to the narrative. I do love Mma Ramatswe with her "tiny white van" and her "traditional Leggi tutto
This is the sixth book in the "No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency" series that I have read. This book was so much fun for me, not just because it is a easy read and a fun story, but it has so many memories. I love that I know what the hot Botwana sun feels like , or what Kigale hill looks like, or that I Leggi tutto
3.5 stars A unique cozy mystery. No blood and gore, no murder, but lots of little cases for Mma. Rambotswe and her friends to get to the bottom of. I wasn't sure what it would be like at first, since I generally prefer novels to have a strong sense of plot, but the lovely characters won me over and t Leggi tutto
There are so many great reviews of these books that it is hard to not be repetitive. This book was one of my favorites because of Mma Makutsi and her "blue shoes." Like so much else in Smith's books, the shoes are a vehicle for philosophy. There is a contrast between Mma Ramotswe's contented life an Leggi tutto
4 Stars. Here's something we don't experience in Canada. I've entertained wild bears with ABBA songs along the roadside in northern British Columbia, and seen a moose try to run through a baseball backscreen in central Ontario, but a cobra in one's office? Botswana is delightfully different. Assista Leggi tutto
***Fifth read*** I want to thank Alexander McCall Smith for writing a series of books that got me through what I sincerely hope to be the worst presidency in America's history. I will probably keep reading this series because a new one comes out every year and I'm on the waiting list for the newest
It's been a long time since I last enjoyed the #1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. Blue Shoes and Happiness by Alexander McCall Smith is the 7th book in this entertaining series, featuring the wonderful Botswana detective Precious Ramotswe. Precocious operates her detective agency with her capable as Leggi tutto
It still amazes me that a series of detective stories with no suspense, and no great mysteries can actually work, but McCall Smith manages to make it work. Reading these books is like visiting old friends that you know so well that they don't surprise you any more, but you enjoy their company. I thi Leggi tutto
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