Photographs. In a departure from his prolific serial fiction, Alexander McCall Smith presents five short stories in a collection titled, Chance Developments. Each story uses a vintage photograph as inspiration and starting point. As in his longer fiction, Smith in this book celebrates love and calls attention to characters who are fundamentally good. My preference remains with his longer prose, but I found each of these stories interesting and enjoyable. Longer fiction and the serial form allow him to do greater character development than he achieves in these short pieces.
Rating: Three-star (It’s ok)
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