- Author Alexander McCall Smith
I was very intrigued to read this story, which was initially published in a serialised form in a Scottish periodical, but is now bundled together to read straight through as a book. McCall Smith’s usual style of fascinating characters winding in and out of each other’s lives is on full display, and this time centres around a flat share in Scotland Street.
The story works well as a whole, although I was a bit annoyed by the main character of Pat, who never quite seemed to behave as you imagine a twenty year old would… but of course, what is normal anyways?
Overall a good read, nice and simple with some great humour and plenty to think about on the subjects of art and humanity as you work your way through.