Nel complesso noioso e poco credibile nella trama. Troppe digressioni filosofiche, a tratti assolutamente fini a se stesse. Fini a se stessi anche alcuni personaggi ed alcuni episodi. Una delle regole n. 1 dello scrivere e' di non lasciare rami morti, di cui invece questo libro e' disseminato. Avrei potuto dare 2 stelline - 1 stellina la do di rado - se non ci si fossero messi in mezzo stereotipi sugli italiani davvero molto fastidiosi....Continua
I really enjoyed reading it. Quite a welcoming and delightful change from his other detective series. In certain instances it was hilarious to the point of laughing out loud with everybody turning round to see what happened!
As with any of the Alexander McCall Smith series (No1 Lady's Detective Agency, Scotland Street, Sunday Philosphy Club etc...) every new book is like meeting friends you haven't seen in a while, and you're never disappointed.
I often think about some of the characters as if they were real...and that does not happen with all the books a read !
I sometimes wish I haven't start reading them...
I like it initally because of some philosophical remarks but lost interest in the story towards the end. Isabel reminds me of Miss Marple.