Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1)The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Unimpressive, run-of-the-mill, mystery with a few red herrings and an over abundance of distracting, inflated descriptions and horrendous, foul language, the latter causing me to dock her 2 stars in this review. It was completely unnecessary profanity which contributed nothing. J.K. Rowling wrote this under a pseudonym and methinks she is tying too hard to prove she can entertain adult readers. One good thing: her characters are well developed, interesting, and have descriptive names, e.g. Cormoran Strike, a detective with a Hagrid type appearance and personality, Lula Landry, the shallow super model muder victim , her adaptive parents, Sir Alec and Lady Yvette Bristow, and Deebee Macc, an American rapper super star. Great names.

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