Monday, September 17, 2012

Corduroy Mansions

Corduroy Mansions
by Alexander McCall-Smith

This novel is centered on the residents of a block of flats in London called Corduroy Mansions. The book does not have a central story line that ties everyone's on-goings together, rather it switches between the characters and their acquaintances in a way where there are multiple stories going on at once. I found myself getting into a few of the stories more than the others and kept skipping over a few sections about the other characters to read about what happened next in my favorites. I did of course go back and read what I had skipped, and I'm looking forward to reading the second and third books in the series. Personally I enjoy this style of writing, but I know that it might irritate other kinds of readers who prefer a continuous plot. [If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try The Dog Who Came in From the Cold (Corduroy Mansions 2), A Conspiracy of Friends (Corduroy Mansions 3), or the 44 Scotland Street Series by Alexander McCall Smith.] -- recommended by Kristen A. - Gere Branch Library

[Also available in book-on-cd and downloadable E-book formats.]

[ official Alexander McCall-Smith web site ]

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