Le operette morali di Leopardi sono letteratura importante , ma noiosa..
Le operette morali di Preciuous Ramotswe sono libretti umoristici, molto divertenti e non meno istruttivi delle sunnominate.
Il comportamento dei protagonisti di questa serie non stanca mai ed è un insegnamento, impartito in modo scherzoso, di come la semplicità arcaica di questo sconosciuto e poverissimo paese africano sia peferibile a tutti i vantaggi del progresso sociale.
“Most morality, thought Mma Ramotswe, was about doing the right thing because it had been identified as such by a long process of acceptance and observance. You simply could not create your own morality because your experience would never be enough to do so. What gives you the right to say that you know better than your ancestors? Morality is for everybody and this means that the views of more than one person are needed to create it. That was what made modern morality, with its emphasis on individuals and the working out of an individual person, so weak. If you gave people the chance to work out their morality, then they would work out the version which was easiest for them and which allowed them to do what suited them for as much of the time as possible. That, in Mma Ramotswe's view, was simple selfishness, whatever grand name one gave it.”...Continua
This installment in the series didn't really appeal to me as much as the first two.
I have a thing for this series of books. It's well written, and always enjoyable. The characters are well portrayed and you can't help but fall in love with the lovely Mma Ramotswe. Enjoy!
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...