This clever play takes on the serious subject of past pain and unforgiveness. Through his use of humor, Alexander McCall Smith addresses how "reasonable and educated" people can become sucked into prejudice and unforgiveness. It is respectful of people's hurts while still challenging them to move forward.
When people say they don't like The Great Gatsby it often means they have missed the point. This is a novel about awful people living awfully meaningless lives and doing awful things. The characters are not supposed to be likeable - that is the point. Without purpose to their life, they have just lived by their emotions and drowned their pain in their cash. The moral of the story is that when you live that way, you and everyone around you will be made miserable by your decisions.
Fantastic audio performance by Gyllenhall.
The voice actors contributed to the overall enjoyment of the story.
This has been my favorite book for years. The characters are fun, the moral is powerful but not heavy-handed. George MacDonald is a treasure that is still largely undiscovered.
The best fairytale you've never heard
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