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The Colors of All the Cattle (No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency #19) Not my first AMS, but my first Ladies Detective Agency What lovely ladies they are, too What nice personalities and viewpoints of the world to have, and what a shame that corruption sneaks in An interesting read for Election night as well Alexander McCall Smith gives us another absolute gem of a book At this point in the series, the characters are as familiar and comfortable to the reader as a beloved old sweater And yet, by having them experience personal growth and showing us new facets of their personalities, and of course providing new mysteries, McCall Smith keeps the book feeling fresh.As in prior books, the plot shifts between characters, sometimes bringing side players to the front This time, it is Charlie, the half me Alexander McCall Smith gives us another absolute gem of a book At this point in the series, the characters are as familiar and comfortable to the reader as a beloved old sweater And yet, by having them experience personal growth and showing us new facets of their personalities, and of course providing new mysteries, McCall Smith keeps the book feeling fresh.As in prior books, the plot shifts between characters, sometimes bringing side players to the front This time, it is Charlie, the half mechanic half detective who we learnabout It is always interesting to get inside of the head of a character we have only seen in prior books Since the characters in the books age, McCall Smith shows us how Charlie has gone from a teenager who actslike a boy to a grown man albeit one with some maturing still to go The best thing about this series is getting to spend time with Mma Ramotswe, her family and friends, and The Colors of All Cattle did not disappoint in this respect What a delight it is to read about a group of intelligent, kind characters who are flawed like all of us, but each one trying in the end just to be their best self It s always enjoyable to spend time with Mma Ramotswe and all of her friends in Botswana Precious is coerced into running for town council, and her opponent is the evil Violet Sepotho There s an important case to be solved by the No 1 Ladies Detective Agency, too a hit and run of a beloved old doctor and Charlie is looking for the culprit, with Mma Ramotswe s gentle assistance How many other authors are still writing at the top of their game by the 19th in a series Fortunately, Alexander Mc It s always enjoyable to spend time with Mma Ramotswe and all of her friends in Botswana Precious is coerced into running for town council, and her opponent is the evil Violet Sepotho There s an important case to be solved by the No 1 Ladies Detective Agency, too a hit and run of a beloved old doctor and Charlie is looking for the culprit, with Mma Ramotswe s gentle assistance How many other authors are still writing at the top of their game by the 19th in a series Fortunately, Alexander McCall Smith still is This is 19 in the No 1 Ladies Detective Agency series Once again a leisurely stroll in Botswana with all our favorite characters This time in addition to the usual problems to be solved for her detective agency, Mma Ramotswe enters actually is forcefully shoved by Mma Potokwane the world of Gabarone politics, very, very far out of her comfort zone At the same time, Charlie Charlie is growing up And Mma Makutsi s shoes have a few words to say once again.I continue to enjoy this seri This is 19 in the No 1 Ladies Detective Agency series Once again a leisurely stroll in Botswana with all our favorite characters This time in addition to the usual problems to be solved for her detective agency, Mma Ramotswe enters actually is forcefully shoved by Mma Potokwane the world of Gabarone politics, very, very far out of her comfort zone At the same time, Charlie Charlie is growing up And Mma Makutsi s shoes have a few words to say once again.I continue to enjoy this series immensely It is consistent in tone and characters, but never repetitive, always covering new ground and new aspects of Precious Ramotswe s beloved Botswana Highly recommended as a quick and very enjoyable read There is no other lady quite like Precious Ramotswe in all of Botswana There is no other lady quite like Precious Ramotswe in all of Botswana It s with these words uttered by Rra J L B Matekoni that we begin this the nineteenth book is this remarkable series Mma Precious Ramotswe, Mma Grace Makutsi, Charlie and Rra Polopetsi are all keeping reasonably busy with on going cases at the No 1 Ladies Detective Agency That is until Mma Sylvia Potokwani decides that Mma Ramotswe should run as a c There is no other lady quite like Precious Ramotswe in all of Botswana There is no other lady quite like Precious Ramotswe in all of Botswana It s with these words uttered by Rra J L B Matekoni that we begin this the nineteenth book is this remarkable series Mma Precious Ramotswe, Mma Grace Makutsi, Charlie and Rra Polopetsi are all keeping reasonably busy with on going cases at the No 1 Ladies Detective Agency That is until Mma Sylvia Potokwani decides that Mma Ramotswe should run as a candidate for the vacancy on the Gaborone Council Mma Ramotswe is reluctant to put her name forward but her campaign team insist that she is the only person who can defeat Violet Sephotho and the Council from giving permission to build The Big Fun Hotel right next to the cemetery I always feel like I m catching up with my dearest friends when the latest book in the series pops through my letterbox I am filled with Mma Ramotswe s goodness, kindness and philosophy As I close the book on another chapter in their daily lives, another case solved, or another trip to Mochudi to visit her cattle, I am left in a state of calm I feel that if I can keep the vision of dusty roads, drinking Rooibos tea on the stoep as the sun comes up in Botswana alive inside me, then I will survive the day to day issues and complexities that crop up while I carry on with my life here in EnglandTreebeardBreakaway Reviewers received a copy of the book to review I cannot pretend to be anything other than a McCall Smith tragic I love his gentle take on life, and always feel refreshed on finishing one of his many novels The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency series is very close to my heart, and as this is the 19th instalment, all the characters are now like close friends.The Colours of all the Cattle does not disappoint It has all the essential ingredients to make an utterly wonderful escape to Botswana.Mma Ramotswe is convinced by her friends to stand fo I cannot pretend to be anything other than a McCall Smith tragic I love his gentle take on life, and always feel refreshed on finishing one of his many novels The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency series is very close to my heart, and as this is the 19th instalment, all the characters are now like close friends.The Colours of all the Cattle does not disappoint It has all the essential ingredients to make an utterly wonderful escape to Botswana.Mma Ramotswe is convinced by her friends to stand for local government, which leads to much ruminating on the often bad behaviour of politicians and those in power rather pertinent in the current state of world politics.As always, however, the common thread throughout this latest novel is the important of kindness Mma Ramotswe sighed If only people.could remember that the people they met during the day had all the same hopes and fears that they had, then there would be so much less conflict and disagreement in this world If only people remembered that, then they would be kinder to others and kindness, Mma Ramotswe believed, was the most important thing there was Wise words indeed For all the reasons I said previously that regretfully, I m over this seriesnow I really am over this series I didn t finish this one The authorial voice has gradually changed I re listened to the whole series this year to confirm this , and has become grating rather than charming to my ear Then, this story itself never captured me Moreover, as I listen to this series in audio at least as much for the marvelous narrator as for the stories, this time my actual ear couldn t continue It s For all the reasons I said previously that regretfully, I m over this seriesnow I really am over this series I didn t finish this one The authorial voice has gradually changed I re listened to the whole series this year to confirm this , and has become grating rather than charming to my ear Then, this story itself never captured me Moreover, as I listen to this series in audio at least as much for the marvelous narrator as for the stories, this time my actual ear couldn t continue It s the same lovely reader, but this time the mouth sounds were so awful, really awful, I finally gave up on account of that primarily Knowing nothing about audio production, I don t know if it s an equipment, editing, or narrator issue I rarely bail on account of audio quality This was quite awful Those who continue to adore this series likely will enjoy this story farthan I did My reasons, aside from audio quality, for losing the joy are subtle and likelypersonal than general So, self, really Remember We re done here Alexander McCall Smith touches on timely topics politics, income inequality, and gender in his latest Mma Ramotswe novel, The Colors of All the Cattle Precious and her partner in private detection, Mma Makutsi, continue to assist clients and, of course, enjoy their daily tea breaks Mr J L B Matekoni, Mma Ramotswe s devoted husband and the owner of Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors, lovingly cares for his customers automobiles as if they were human beings in intensive care In addition, Mma R Alexander McCall Smith touches on timely topics politics, income inequality, and gender in his latest Mma Ramotswe novel, The Colors of All the Cattle Precious and her partner in private detection, Mma Makutsi, continue to assist clients and, of course, enjoy their daily tea breaks Mr J L B Matekoni, Mma Ramotswe s devoted husband and the owner of Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors, lovingly cares for his customers automobiles as if they were human beings in intensive care In addition, Mma Ramotswe pays frequent visits to her dear friend, Mma Potokwane, who operates her Orphan Home with love, compassion, and grit So what has changed There will be a council election in Gaborone, Botswana, and the malicious, ambitious, and greedy Violet Sephotho appears to be a shoo in Violet supports the building of the Big Fun Hotel near a cemetery, a proposed project that would garner a hefty profit for the developers, and lead to revelry next door to a graveyard Sepotho s glamour is likely to attract male voters and, in addition, she makes extravagant promises to the electorate.Mma Potokwane tries to convince Precious Ramotswe to run against Violet, a prospect that horrifies the modest and low key founder of the No One Ladies Detective Agency This plot line will resonate with readers who are put off by candidates who, like Violet, lie and exaggerate in order to obtain votes Meanwhile, Charlie, the apprentice mechanic who has worked for Mr J L B Matekoni for years, plays a larger role than usual This young man, who has becomethoughtful and mature of late, has a girlfriend, Queenie Queenie, whom he truly cares for However, she comes from a wealthy family, while he is virtually penniless Charlie also lends a hand with an investigation concerning a hit and run that severely injured a kindly doctor.As always, McCall Smith entertains us with humorous dialogue an exploration of the ups and downs of relationships and a demonstration of how Mma Ramotwe s kindness, humility, and integrity inspire her to behave in a way that would have made her late father proud There is a memorable scene between Mma Makutsi and her husband, Philip Raduphuti, who argue about what women should and should not do It is unfortunate that the author rushes his conclusion, which is too contrived and tidy to be believed Still, The Colors of All the Cattle is a diverting and amusing tale in which McCall Smith demonstrates the value of toning down acrimony and rancor, and cultivating goodwill, generosity, and empathy, both in our private lives and in the public sector This is the 19th book in the series and I have read each one with pleasure The writing is infused with wit and wisdom and a gentle philosophy which deals with the strengths and frailties of human nature and ways in which goodness, kindness, and honesty can prevail Reading these books is like an enjoyable, relaxing visit with old friends in Alexander McCall Smith s beloved Botswana If one believes from the title that this is a mystery story involving high crimes and frantic action, these stor This is the 19th book in the series and I have read each one with pleasure The writing is infused with wit and wisdom and a gentle philosophy which deals with the strengths and frailties of human nature and ways in which goodness, kindness, and honesty can prevail Reading these books is like an enjoyable, relaxing visit with old friends in Alexander McCall Smith s beloved Botswana If one believes from the title that this is a mystery story involving high crimes and frantic action, these stories may not be for you The actual crimes leading to legal action are few and far between Instead, the detective agency isfocused on solving clients troubling personal issues Precious Ramotswe has been requested to find the hit and run driver who seriously injured an elderly, highly respected doctor The case was never resolved by the police She is also being coerced into running for City Council by her friend, Mma Potokwane, director of the orphanage She is also pressured by her once secretary, Grace Makutsi Grace has promoted herself to detective and is now referring to herself as joint managing director of the detective agency She has a prickly, annoying personality and a tendency to insult people Mma Ramotswe treats Grace as she treats everyone with patience and compassion Precious is very uncomfortable going into politics but reluctantly consents She has learned that there are plans to build a flashy Big Fun Hotel next to the cemetery Also, her opponent will be the devious, evil Violet Sephotho who supports the proposed hotel through bribery Violet is making many promises to the public while Precious states in her campaign that she can promise nothing but will do her best if elected Charlie, part time, mostly incompetent apprentice mechanic and now a part time assistant detective in training, has been charged with finding the car driver who injured the popular doctor He now has a girlfriend but has discovered her family is prominent and very wealthy He feels he is too poor and not accomplished enough to continue the relationship He gets some words of advice from Precious The story ends with everything resolved for the better through honesty and kindness, except Charlie s love life has been left in limbo Precious Ramotswe Dips Her Toe Into The World Of Politics In The Newest Addition To The Beloved And Best Selling No Ladies Detective Agency Series When Mma Potokwane Suggests To Mma Ramotswe That She Run For A Seat On The City Council, Mma Ramotswe Is At First Unsure But When She Learns About The Proposed Construction Of The Flashy Big Fun Hotel Next To A Graveyard, She Allows Herself To Be Persuaded Her Opponent Is None Other Than Violet Sephotho, Who Is In The Pocket Of The Hotel Developers Although Violet Is Intent On Using Every Trick In The Book To Secure Her Election, Mma Ramotswe Refuses To Promise Anything Beyond What She Can Deliver Hence Her Slogan I Can T Promise Anything But I Shall Do My Best To Everyone S Surprise, She Wins As It Turns Out, Politics Does Not Agree With Mma Ramotswe Though Everyone Is Supportive, She Eventually Resigns She Thinks There Will Be A New Election, But She Discovers That The Rules State That In Such An Event, The Runner Up Automatically Takes The Seat Violet Is Triumphant, And Sure That She Will Get The Big Fun Hotel Planning Application Through Without A Hitch But Mma Makutsi And Mma Potokwane Are Not About To Make It Easy For Her Through It All, Mma Ramotswe Uses Her Good Humor And Generosity Of Spirit To Help The Community Navigate Divisive Issues, And Proves That Honesty And Compassion Will Always Carry The Day


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