17 August, 2016

My Italian bulldozer by Alexander McCall Smith

     
    
 A book that makes the preposterous quite plausible is a delight. 

Paul is a conventional man; a writer of books about the culture and cuisine of various British and European areas. As such he has acquired a modest fame, causing so many distractions that his editor sends him to Tuscany to finish his current book, which is appropriately about Tuscany. 

He arrives in Pisa to claim the rental car that was booked for him to find, through a farcical level of corruption, that not only is there no car for him but that in all of Pisa there is no car, van or truck for hire either.  He is persuaded to hire a road-worthy bulldozer at another hire centre. Paul neither has to travel fast nor far so he can't find a good argument against hiring it. 

Much to his  surprise there are advantages to driving a bulldozer; for one, lots of respect on Italian roads!

Title: My Italian Bulldozer
Author: Alexander McCall Smith

Reviewed by Christine O.

Christine O has worked in libraries on the North Shore for over 20 years.  She likes her fiction to be credible and her non-fiction to be accessible.

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