Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Alexander McCall Smith

今天在書店逛了一會, 被一個作者一系列的著作吸引, 他是Alexander McCall Smith, 一個出生於津巴布韋(Zimbabwe), 在該國及蘇格蘭接受教育, 之後在蘇格蘭當法律教授, 然後返回非洲的博茨瓦納(Botswana)工作, 更協助成立該國一所大學的法律學院. 現在Smith在愛丁堡大學擔任醫學法律教授, 曾著作五十多本書.

從未看過他的書, 但今天見到都被數本著作吸引, 有沒有人看過可以分享一下?

據說他最出名的著作系列是The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series:

  • 1998 The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
  • 2000 Tears Of The Giraffe
  • 2001 Morality for Beautiful Girls
  • 2002 The Kalahari Typing School for Men
  • 2004 The Full Cupboard of Life
  • 2004 In the Company of Cheerful Ladies (also known as The Night-Time Dancer)
  • 2006 Blue Shoes and Happiness

而2005年的"Friends, Lovers, Chocolate"則屬於The Sunday Philosophy Club Series的.

還有一些吸引人的書名: The Girl Who Married a Lion, The Full Cupboard of Life, Espresso Tales, The Right Attitude to Rain, The Good Husband of Zebra Drive等等.

看完Alain de Botton的愛情小說"Essays in Love"之後, 我一再對男人寫愛情有些少保留, 不是說de Botton寫得不好, 只是他寫得太"哲學"太男人了. 不知道 Alexander McCall Smith是否一個擅長寫女人的男作家?

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notasyouthink said...

i like those cover designs.

Anonymous said...

Hello! I'm a stranger/Douban user passing by...
I'm in sympathy with your views about Essays in Love by Alain de Botton. Have you ever read his Romantic Movement? It's written from a female viewpoint, and his portrayal of the heroine's psychology was incredibly accurate and subtle. Better than Essays in Love, in my opinion.

Kajie said...

Hi,Mad Dog,

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冬冬 said...

我一翻開英文書就會打瞌睡的﹐嘻嘻嘻嘻~ :P

Anonymous said...

muggle: i was totally attracted by the cover designs!

reine: thanks for letting me know. i only read "status anxiety" and then "essays in love", i love "status anxiety" much more. "essays in love" is also good, but really from a male's point of view. :) are u a M or F?

kajie: thanks. just read his version, wow so long... and it's not easy to write an answer on some questions.

冬冬: so u have to mail order all those interesting chinese books?

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