Saturday, 3 May 2008

Culture 101 (2)

Lesson 2: Alexander McCall Smith, The Good Husband of Zebra Drive (Polygon, 2007)

For ages now I have enjoyed the No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. In reality, it's only been a few years since the first novel was written, but they feel like old friends. If they weren't so darn good and warming I'd decry them as over-cosy. I guess after two decades of hard-bitten and golden age crime fiction I needed some light relief. And this seventh in the series is exceedingly funny. Pages 109-111 are a particularly rich vein - I laughed out loud six or seven times...