How to Raise an Elephant by Alexander McCall Smith
How to Raise an Elephant

Alexander McCall Smith

248 pages first pub 2020 (editions)

fiction mystery mysterious slow-paced

Description

The next book in the perennially adored No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series sees Precious Ramotswe calling upon all her maternal instincts when she's faced with a two-ton case. They say it takes a village to raise a child, but can Mma Ramotswe ...

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Community Reviews Summary of 150 reviews

Moods

lighthearted 84%
funny 63%
hopeful 52%
relaxing 47%
reflective 42%
emotional 36%
inspiring 36%
mysterious 36%
adventurous 21%
informative 5%

Pace

slow 58%
medium 23%
fast 17%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 56% | A mix: 37% | Plot: 6%

Strong character development?

No: 41% | Yes: 41% | It's complicated: 17%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 76% | No: 17% | It's complicated: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 35% | It's complicated: 29% | Yes: 29% | N/A: 5%

Average rating

3.96

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