Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Cuckoo's Calling

THE CUCKOO’S CALLING
I picked up a copy of The Cuckoo’s Calling back in January {believe it or not} started reading it, got side tracked, started reading a few other books, and just got around to reading and finishing the book last week. Let me tell you, it is a good read; I cannot believe I have had The Cuckoo’s Calling since January and just got around to reading it last week.

I can usually predict the outcome of a book pretty early on. I have been on the search for a book that has a few loops in it so the plot twist is not too easy to predict – I usually figure out the twist about 50 – 100 pages in, there were a little less than a 100 pages left in The Cuckoo’s Calling before I finally figured out the twist.

TheCuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith {aka J.K. Rowling} is the first in the series about a detective, Cormoran Strike; I fully intend to pick up the next book in the series, The Silkworm, ASAP! Strike is not your typical run of the mill private investigator. He fought in Afghanistan, lost his leg to a land mine, and is just barely scraping by. He currently has to resort to living in his office after his break up with his longtime girlfriend. Oh, did I mention that Strike is related to a rock star and just happens to know his next clients family from many, many years ago.

 John Bristow, the distraught brother of the super model Lula {also known as Cuckoo} hires Strike to investigate the death of his sister. Lula was sadly seen falling from her balcony window by a couple people. Strike sets out to prove wheatear Lula’s death was a suicide {as the police have ruled it} or if it was a murder.

Keep in mind that J.K. Rowling may have written The Cuckoo’s Calling, but it is no Harry Potter. Then again can you really compare a book series about witchcraft and wizards to a murder mysteries type book series… The Cuckoo’s Calling is an entertaining read, and one that will keep you up till the early hours of the morning. Needless to say, it is not an easy book to put down.  

16 comments:

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  2. Still haven't finished the book, so I'm gonna bookmark this post and come back to it when I do so I'm not spoiled!
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    1. The last bit of the book is really good! Hope you are enjoying The Cuckoo's Calling!

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  3. oh, I have never read or even heard about The Cuckoo’s Calling. It must be really interesting, if J.K. Rowling wrote it:)
    Thank you for the advice!

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    1. It is a really good book! Definitely worth reading!

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  4. I read another of Jk's books and it was a bit dark but I am eager to give this a try!!

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    1. The Cuckoo's Calling is a bit on the dark side, but it is such a good read!

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  5. Heard good things about this book, putting it on my summer reading list!

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    1. It would be a great book to read beach side or pool side or even on a rainy summer afternoon!

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    1. Any time :) Happy to see you enjoyed this post!

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  8. Love the review of this book- sounds interesting I will have to ad this to my list of must reads!

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    1. It is an excellent light read! Happy to see that you enjoyed this blog post!

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