"Books don't always give the answers, you know. Sometimes they just raise the questions."
"I look out at our world and I just get terribly discouraged. And if I ever turn on a television set, which I try to avoid if at all possible, it only gets worse. All that crudity, that dumbing-down. Inane, mindless game shows. People laughing at the humiliation and anger of others. The most basic, triumphalist materialism, too."...Continua
I love this saga!! It's really funny, above all I sympathize with little Bertie and with Pat.
Now I need to read the third one!! Thank you Mr. Mac Call Smith!
McCall Smith’s gentle humor and sympathy for his characters's deeply shown in Espresso Tales, as well as the lovely portrait of his Edinburgh.
During the all novel it seems that the residents of 44 Scotland Street (Bruce, Pat, Domenica and Bertie overall) do very little things but the kindness of the story is such a beautiful one that one easily forgets this lack of action.
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...