The cuckoo's calling.

Discuss the September 2013 book of the month The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith (a.k.a. J.K Rowling).
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Post by S Mishra »

When I first realized that Robert Gailbrath was JK's pen name i wanted to go read the book at once but when I finally got around to read it I realized it didn't really live up to the hype.

Maybe if I hadn't known it was Rowling or hadn't expected Harry Potter level of greatness it might have been a better experience...
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Post by Leobaby »

I enjoyed reading everyone’s take on this book since it is written by such a well-known and beloved author. It seems like many people were not quite sold on it. I, on the other hand, adored it. It is a refreshing take on the crime novel genre - which (in my opinion) had become obsessed with serial killers and sexual components to gruesome crimes. This is certainly a more low-key crime novel, but with that same gritty London feel of many other successful crime novels. Rowling also played to her strengths with a cast of excellent characters, and within one book the scene is set for rich character development in future books.
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Post by Lila Randhawa »

I read this book a few years back. I really enjoyed reading it, couldn’t put it down until it got over. I guessed who the murderer was half way through the book, but could not figure out how the deed was carried out. It’s after reading this forum that I learned the author’s real name. I had no idea J K Rowling wrote it when I read it and I am a big fan of Harry Potter.
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Post by CL_03 »

I loved it. It is not action packed, but somehow it manages to keep your attention. I didn't find it tedious to read and really enjoyed the detail. I think that mystery stories, have to be the hardest to write because you have to clearly hint in the right direction without giving away the end and this book manages to do so.
I do recommend it if you enjoy detective stories.
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Post by Barbie_sidhu »

I give the total credit of my reading habbit to this book. I absolutely fell in love with Cormoran Strike. I have read all the released sequels of the series.
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Post by Claris L »

I enjoyed reading this book, as the mystery portion of the book was quite entertaining to read, as well as the plot twists. However, am I the only one that didn't like Robin and her fiance Matthew together, or is it just me?
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Post by Rayah Raouf »

I've never been able to bring myself to finish the book. Don't get me wrong, the writing is great and the characters are interesting. It's just difficult for me to get into that genre. I wonder if I should try picking it up again...
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