The Sunday Philosophy Club, Alexander McCall Smith – A Review. [SPOILERS].

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Hello everyone! I am back with another January book (aka a book I read in January but didn’t get round to sharing with you all until February because we all know I have an issue with hoarding drafts lmao).

ANYWAY, as you can see from the title I will be reviewing The Sunday Philosophy Club.

Overall rating 3 out of 5 stars.

I finished this book and my immediate response was an eye roll, the ending (probably not a good place to start) just made me feel like I’d wasted my time reading the book. It felt as though the author had to quickly finish it so they just chucked something together.

After the depth in the rest of the book it just felt flat and I felt let down 😦

The rest of the book I actually quite enjoyed.

Isabel was a really likeable character, I enjoyed her relationships with Cat and Jamie and the way she came across and even her limited interactions with Grace (I do wish she’d had more interactions with her).

I thought McCall Smith could have expanded a bit more on Cat and Jamie and involved them a bit more in the plot, or had a few more interactions as I feel we didn’t get to meet them in the same way we did Isabel. That being said, I did like them as characters!

I also really enjoyed the small philosophy bits. They weren’t overdone, so if you didn’t like philosophy you didn’t need to enjoy that part to enjoy the book, but if you do then it just adds that little extra value.

The book did lose the way a little bit partway through the story, so I did skim read parts, just because I couldn’t see the relevance! But, to the author’s credit it did get back on track and the story did progress, and eventually came a full circle.

I won’t rush to re-read this book, but I certainly enjoyed it!

Let me know if you’ve read The Sunday Philosophy Club as I would love to hear what you thought about it!

Em xxx