Friends, Lovers, Chocolate In Friends, Lovers, Chocolate , his cozy new wisp of a novel, Alexander McCall Smith chronicles the ongoing adventures — if you can call them… Friends, Lovers, Chocolate In Friends, Lovers, Chocolate , his cozy new wisp of a novel, Alexander McCall Smith chronicles the ongoing adventures — if you can call them… 2005-09-20 Fiction Pantheon
Book Review

Friends, Lovers, Chocolate (2005)

EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Sep 20, 2005; Writer: Alexander McCall Smith; Genre: Fiction; Publisher: Pantheon

In Friends, Lovers, Chocolate, his cozy new wisp of a novel, Alexander McCall Smith chronicles the ongoing adventures — if you can call them that — of Isabel Dalhousie, the Scottish moral philosopher he introduced in last year's The Sunday Philosophy Club. Isabel, an intelligent, independently wealthy busybody, attends a séance with her housekeeper, contemplates taking an Italian lover, and sips many hot beverages while pondering weighty questions like the morality of filching extra rolls from a free buffet. As always, McCall Smith offers a curiously seductive portrait of characters actively crafting ''well-ordered'' lives, but his recent plots have been laughably, even dangerously, trite.

Originally posted Sep 16, 2005 Published in issue #841 Sep 23, 2005 Order article reprints
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