Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Book Review: The Sunday Philosophy Club

The Sunday Philosophy Club
Alexander McCall Smith

A mystery novel for people who like to pat themselves on the back for not reading mystery novels.


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    1. It's a mystery in some loose sense. That is, there's a death, and there are various unexplained loose ends that get explained. It isn't the sort of thing a genre reader would expect: not because it transcends the genre, but because it sells the genre short. It treats the actual unraveling (the "action" of a typical mystery plot) as a kind of embarrassing sideshow. How silly that anyone could care about that sort of thing! But we know better, don't we (wink wink)?