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5.0 out of 5 stars Pure pleasure, 15 April 2012
This review is from: The Missing Shade Of Blue (Paperback)
This is the book that manages to pick up where Alexander McCall Smith leaves off, set in the Georgian streets of Edinburgh's New Town, but roving back and forwards through registers of ideas and images that Scotland Street doesn't quite reach. It tells the story of a Frenchman who admires David Hume, the Edinburgh Enlightenment philosopher, and who comes to live in Edinburgh in order to translate some of his original works, still held in the National Library near the Castle. The story picks up on some of Hume's greatest ideas, but uses them to fill out the stories of some fascinating characters. The whole book is worth it just for the scenes with a University lecturer becoming a celebrity TV star on the subject of 'Happiness' - interviewed on TV-AM and Radio 4, and giving deadpan answers. You find yourself chuckling away at the same time as realising that no-one can really define happiness, because it's different for everyone. It's rare that you find a book that can take you on these sorts of excursions, while keeping to a riveting plotline, but this is one of them.
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