After another day at the hospital, I was able to polish off a good chunk of this book! I must say, I am already loving it!! Good to be back on the mystery train!
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In the Fantasy and Sci-fi genres I expect a unique name or two. So I wanted to choose a book that was well known and not in those genres. Of course, I love the character of Cormoran Strike and his name suits him.
Overall I enjoyed this, love the two main characters and the writing style, very pacy. I wish some authors of detective novels weren‘t trying to outdo each other to come up with the sickest ways of murdering people, but Galbraith just about gets away with it because there‘s an element of parody, poking fun at the literary establishment. I understand what some reviewers mean re length, could have been remedied by ditching the character of Pippa.
Another interesting who-dunnit by JK Rowling. The MO was very unique and I wasn‘t close to guessing the criminal. My only complaint is that I was wishing for something more with Robin and Strike. I know where that relationship is leading but I hope there‘s more substantial build up before that happens.
I like Cormoran and Robin and the 1st book but this one really dragged for me. I actually skipped through several chapters because I was getting anxious. It was a decent read just overly detailed and laborious.
⭐️⭐️⭐️ 2019-02-09 📕🎧
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Ironic that my favorite new book & re-read from the month are by the same author. Kinda. 😉
The Return of Sherlock Holmes ⭐⭐⭐✨
The Cuckoo's Calling ⭐⭐⭐✨
The Silkworm ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Career of Evil ⭐⭐⭐✨
The Summer Wives ⭐⭐⭐✨
HP & PoA (Stephen Fry) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
A Stolen Life
I know that these books aren‘t going to change the course of literary history, but I really enjoy them. The echoes of the classic gumshoe novels mixed with current culture, the interplay between Strike and Robin, and even the tragic (or not, depending on how you look at it) Charlotte situation really draw me in, and I truly enjoy spending time with these characters. The murder here‘s a bit squicky, but there‘s a fun romp thru the publishing world.
I'm so behind on posting here!
I'm an official Cormoran Strike fan. Since I last posted, I read #2 (⭐⭐⭐⭐/⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐) & am now nearly done #3. Page-turning for sure! And JKR writing, so 'nuff said.
#pop19 - A book with a two word title
Just left the world of Outlander and needed to spend time with someone else I knew I liked, so here I am. Who would you cast to play Cormoran in a movie/series?? I keep seeing Stephen Fry, albeit a bit younger, like here.
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Galbraith's second Cormoran Strike novel takes place during the winter. Cormoran's investigation involves a lot of conversations in diners & pubs. A lot of beer, cigarettes & snow. Bombyx Mori, the book in the book is one of the strangest I've ever read. I found the Cinemax adaptation of Cuckoo's Calling to be well done, but I was really disappointed with their handling of Silkworm & never bothered finishing.
Of course I shelved these next to Harry Potter. 😀
Thanks again to @Jess7 for sending me The Silkworm! I enjoyed spending time again with Cormoran and Robin, but that murder was pretty weird. I‘ve also started calling the cat Mr. Poop.
Next trip to the bookstore I‘m picking up Career of Evil.
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""Someone bloody famous," said the hoarse voice on the end of the line,"
Another great first liner! Just reached the gruesome part of the book & I can't put it down! 2nd book in the series, it still shocks me that this is written by the same author #JKRowling who brought us the amazing wizardry world of #HarryPotter! Totally different style, yet both equally brilliant!
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Book two was just as delightfully mysterious as book one! An author is literally strung up and disemboweled after figuratively doing so to practically everyone in his own life via his latest novel. Strike must prove his client innocent by finding the real killer. He and Robin build on their previous working relationship, too. It‘s about time that I joined the frenzied joy about this series!
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Adding these 2 to my currently reading stack along with The Way of King‘s.
Is it just me or did this book pick up so much faster than the first? I'm on page 175 and already so much has happened I can't imagine it being another 300ish pages! So good and exciting. Love it! Makes me want to go back to Dean Koontz a little bit and ignore my massive YA TBR list! Anyone else have books they read that make them want to switch genres?
“Ineptitude is no f-ing defense under the law!”
😳 You tell ‘em, Cormy! May I call you Cormy? No, okay then!