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The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith

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I love the Isabel Dalhousie and Bertie books.  I tried to read the No. 1 Ladies Detectives a couple of years ago, but couldn't get into it.  I might try it again, as maybe it was just the wrong time for me to read it. 

 

For me it is the opposite! I really enjoyed the series with Precious Ramotswe, while I was completely disappointed by the first book with Isabel Dalhousie. Soon or later I will give them a second chance ;-)

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I have read about 3 of the Ladies Detective Agency. A good-ish light read, however hearing them on the radio the other day just rammed home the main thing that annoyed me about them ; the sheer repetitiveness of the prose. The main characters say the same thing over and over again, the author can fill half the page sometimes with banal chat in the office[in fact more than half a page.]This is why, he can churn out so many of these books.Now I will go and make us a nice hot cup of red bush tea. :sarcastic:

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Ha Ha, good point. I did wonder if the book was sponsered by the Red Bush tea growers association!

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Apologies for dragging up an old topic, I have recently read the first one in this series, after watching the tv series and loved both! The rest of the series is on my to read list... I am constantly looking for the series...

 

 

Shelfy

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Apologies for dragging up an old topic, I have recently read the first one in this series, after watching the tv series and loved both! The rest of the series is on my to read list... I am constantly looking for the series...

It's okay to post in here :). It's better to post in an existing topic on the subject than to make a new one, and we can always talk about books!

 

I have this series on my TBR, but I haven't read it yet.

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I do recommend it! it is quite good, the tv series is very good also. Sad it only got one season, a very short one at that.

 

 

Shelfy

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Apologies for dragging up an old topic,

 

We love seeing new members bump up old topics for discussion! Feel free to do it more often. :)

 

I watched most of the episodes and really enjoyed it, but I stopped reading the series at some point and gave the books away. They were lovely, light reads, but they were a bit samey, and I figured I should spend my time reading other books. :)

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I read the first few books as well, about 4 or 5, then started to get bored with them and found them a bit "twee", and repetitive as someone else mentions here.  They're good-hearted though.

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The issue I seem to have is finding the books from earlier in the series! Although I have that issue with a lot of old books. It's irritating.

 

Shelfy

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