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Really not very good...,
This review is from: Corduroy Mansions (Paperback)I took this book camping with me, having enjoyed other books by the Author. I wish i had left it at home..
Each character is a carbon copy of the next, there is nothing unique about any, the dialogue of each is identical making it difficult to give individual characters their own voice, and also, the characters are very similar to those in other books by the Author which is particularly disappointing, there seems to have been no imagination when writing this, it is very lazily and poorly written.
Also, if the Author does think that people actually talk the way his characters do, he really should get out a little bit more. The dialogue throughout is unrealistic and "one" would expect more of an effort to made, to recreate a modern community.
I would suggest to anyone reading this review, if you Like McCall-Smith give this a miss, it really is uncharacteristically bad.