Thursday, May 29, 2008

Morality for Beautiful Girls

Morality for Beautiful Girls (The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #3) by Alexander McCall Smith
Read: 2/10/08-4/20/08
LibraryThing tags: Mystery, Africa, Sonderbook (click here for Sondy's review)

If you liked the earlier two books, you will probably like this one. And why wouldn't you like the other two? As always, this one was a delight to read. The individual cases were interesting, Mma Ramotswe was funny, wise and endearing, and the developments in the overall story arc made the cake. Well, I had one small quibble, but... the more I think about it, the more unjustified that quibble was. So now I don't. I only wish the stories of their personal lives would unfold more quickly. But that just means I need to keep reading. You can't rush these things.

"Mma Ramotswe had got out of the habit of a cooked lunch, except at weekends, and was happy with a snack or a glass of milk. She had a taste for sugar, however, and this meant that a doughnut or a cake might follow the sandwich. She was a traditionally built lady, after all, and she did not have to worry about dress size, unlike those poor, neurotic people who were always looking in mirrors and thinking that they were too big. What was too big, anyway? Who was to tell another person what size they should be? It was a form of dictatorship, by the thin, and she was not having any of it. If these thin people became any more insistent, then the more generously sized people would just have to sit on them. Yes, that would teach them! Hah!

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