So. I love Jill Scott. I don't like McCall Smith at all. What to do? Any suggestions? Perhaps the series is Nothing Like the Books. In a good way?
ETA: FWIW, the University of Botswana History Department is not so inclined to go after McCall Smith and his fiction as I am:
"The books should not be made to carry too much weight, and criticisms that they do not deal in depth with Africa's problems are a little unfair: part of the original point of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency was to counter western perceptions that Africans were incapable of living ordinary lives and running their affairs, but lived entirely in a state of disaster."