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The Sunday Philosophy Club by Alexander McCall Smith
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May 08, 2009

did not like it

Isabel Dalousie is a 40-something spinster-type who lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, and can't keep her nose out of other people's business. It is completely incomprehensible why the book would have this title: Isabel used to lead a Sunday Philosophy Club, but they no longer meet because of general disinterest, and they never met for the duration of the novel. Why this title?? They never meet!! Isabel sets out to understand the death of a man who fell from the heights of a theater after an orchestra performance: was it suicide? was it murder? Meanwhile, she bemoans her niece's choice of boyfriend. The end of the book is ridiculously abrupt. Her philosophical musings are boring and belabored throughout, and contradicted by her actions at the end of the story. Odd book. I wanted to like it, but I didn't.

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message 1: by James (new)

James I absolutely agree with this review. Not sure I could even give it one star. Not a keeper and will go back to the used book store!

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