Wednesday, June 09, 2010
The Miracle at Speedy Motors and Christianity in Alexander McCall Smith
I recently reviewed one installment in a series I quite enjoy: The Miracle at Speedy Motors the ninth book of Alexander McCall Smith's engaging tales of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency.
Grounded in morality and arbitration, I find these books have a steady and solid background, develop character and force the reader to note the good in everyone. Human character, relationships and goodness are at the heart of the novels. More still, they transport the reader to beautiful Bostwana: a bountiful and fruitful land where suffering is paired with grace and etiquette.
While formatting my review of the book at my other book blog, I stumbled upon this article in the Church Times which likens McCall Smith to the gospel. Precious Ramotswe, argues the writer, emblemizes the empathy we find in the Apostle Paul.
Feel free to read that article here
Read my quick and snappy review of The Miracle at Speedy Motors here
and track down Alexander McCall Smith: a prolific contemporary writer ( to say the least) here