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Blue Shoes and Happiness by Alexander McCall Smith
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Oct 22, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: novel, mystery
Read in October, 2010

Blue Shoes and Happiness - The not-so-adventures and the journey-of-discovery-of-life continue for precious Ramotswe. The reader discovers in the process more intricacies and failings of human life. A person established in society can be doing something dishonest and someone who has not done any wrong can be punished for it and looked down upon by society. The tiny attractive failing of Mma Makutsi in buying the beautiful impractical shoes reminds us of similar things we have done sometime or the other in life. It also reminded me of the painful pair of heels that Meg wears in Louisa M Alcott's "Little Women". Two completely different cultures in two completely different continents, yet, human beings are the same. The balance that women have to draw between being accepted by the society as a traditional half of the male partner in a relationship as opposed to a free thinking equal modern feminist partner is also depicted ever so beautifully. Alexander McCall Smith, no wonder you are a Great Writer...
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