#68 — The Cuckoo’s Calling

The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith
Rating: 3/5
  • Written by JK Rowling under a pseudonym
  • It’s a typical detective story– a down-and-out private investigator who is thisclose to losing everything, but then gets a case that could save him. Of course, he is a diamond in the rough, has woman troubles, is a bit unhygienic, has a tortured past, accidentally hires a trusty sidekick that isn’t afraid to tell him what’s what, etc etc
  • It’s an average book written by someone who is clearly capable of so much more. The risk taking is appreciated — I applaud Rowling for not resting on her laurels, for wanting to constantly improve and evolve (whether it is writing in a different genre or attempting to articulate complex thoughts in an entirely different language, a la Lahiri); however, it’s hard not to compare her old work with the new and not feel a little bad for her

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