Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The Cuckoos Calling by Robert Galbraith

As most of us know (and in case you didn't), this book was actually written by J.K. Rowling under a pseudonym.

The Cuckoo's Calling is a hard boiled private detective novel. It follows all the typical P.I gumshoe type stories and that is in no way upsetting. It's wonderful, actually. I love private detective novels!

This one stars Cormoran Strike the private eye who's down on his luck. The case? The suicide of a supermodel. I won't tell you any more, I don't want to accidentally spoil it because it's worth the read!

It didn't feel like I was reading a book by the same author who wrote Harry Potter, but it was still written beautifully. It was lighter than a lot of other novels of this type that I've read. It's nice because it lets you connect easier with the characters this way.

Cormoran Strike might actually be one of my new favorite book characters. This book was written to draw you in, to feel for the characters, and get you invested in what happens to them. I really enjoyed this book and I am going to be getting Silkworm as well very soon, because I just have to read that one too! I really hope she writes a couple more too because Cormoran is a character I don't want to say goodbye to yet.

If you think you want to read this simply because of the author, then perhaps you should google it a little and read more about it. This book is very much a private detective novel. It is nothing like Harry Potter. Sorry.

Recommendation: Must read for the mystery lover. J.K. Rowling's writing is spectacular of course and you'd be silly to pass this one by!

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