Friday March 20th, 2009

44 Scotland Street by Alexander McCall Smith

mccall-smithRecommended by Jake in Dallas, Texas.
I have recently stumbled across Alexander McCall Smith, a British author who has written several series of books. One of those series (four or five novels) starts with 44 Scotland Street, a chronicle of several well drawn characters who are making life’s journey in Edinburgh. They range from young to old, ambitious to lazy, self-conscious to narcissistic, and pretentious to genuine. The author makes each one interesting through the small acts of everyday living as he touches lightly on universal themes. This novel may not be a thrill-a-minute ride, but I was eager to pick up where I left off the day before and rejoin my new acquaintances.