Saturday, October 9, 2010

50BC10 #9: Corduroy Mansions

TITLE: Corduroy Mansions
AUTHOR: Alexander McCall Smith
GENRE: Fiction
PAGES: 353
STARS: 4 out of 5

Just when I was feeling a bit down because the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series had run its course for me, I discovered Corduroy Mansions. This book is fantastic--vivid and humorous characters (including an adorable "Pimlico terrier") whose capers tend to dwell on that fine line between reality and fiction. I found that the characters here are not as reliant upon rhetoric as in the No.1 Ladies Detective Agency series, and that lack of predictability makes this my favorite book from AMS thus far.