Thursday, February 18, 2016
Book Review: The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith
I will confess that the only real reason I wanted to read The Cuckoo's Calling is because I found out that Robert Galbraith is a pseudonym of J. K. Rowling. I just had to read it and find out how her writing has developed and translates to an adult audience, and I was not disappointed. In fact reading this validated my love of the Harry Potter books as being more than just a teenage obsession - the writing is just so well done. Rowling really can weave an interesting and multi-faceted mystery, keeping things interesting the entire time. I read this very quickly simply because I had to find out what happened next. Cormoran Strike comes off as a very Sherlock-y character, quirky and very smart while still being real and lovable. While I still can't decide how I feel about who the killer really is, I loved the rest of the book so much that I'm ok with it regardless. This is a great mystery that will draw you in and keep you guessing all the way til the end. I give this book 4 out of 5 stars.