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[[ Read Ebook ]] ⚝ The Cuckoo's Calling ⚠ The Cuckoo s Calling is acrime fiction novel by J K Rowling, published under the pseudonym Robert GalbraithA brilliant mystery in a classic vein Detective Cormoran Strike investigates a supermodel s suicideAfter losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator Strike is down to one client, and creditors are calling He has also just broken up with his longtime girlfriend and is living in his officeThen John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story His sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, known to her friends as the Cuckoo, famously fell to her death a few months earlier The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to manYou may think you know detectives, but you ve never met one quite like Strike You may think you know about the wealthy and famous, but you ve never seen them under an investigation like this SOLID.It was a bit too long for my taste I feel like it could have had a little less dialogue and such , but I really liked the characters Strike and Robin all day. Feb 3rd 2014 Extra things you should know 1 This is a negative review If you are looking for reviews that confirm what you are already certain of that JKR can do no wrong here are some examples of positive reviews for you 1, 2, 3 2 I used some Mary Poppins gifs to make my point in this review It seemed funny at the time If you find MP gifs stupid annoying beneath you, then please feel free to go to the reviews I linked before 3 I will no longer reply to comments saying I am stupid Feb 3rd 2014 Extra things you should know 1 This is a negative review If you are looking for reviews that confirm what you are already certain of that JKR can do no wrong here are some examples of positive reviews for you 1, 2, 3 2 I used some Mary Poppins gifs to make my point in this review It seemed funny at the time If you find MP gifs stupid annoying beneath you, then please feel free to go to the reviews I linked before 3 I will no longer reply to comments saying I am stupid or didn t get it I will no longer reply to insults of any kind or condescending suggestions that I read the book again If you re tempted to write something like this, save both of us some time and read the previous comments for my answers to people like you I have way too many unwatched episodes of Law Order to entertain trolls any longer.4 I m sorry to all the people who have been kind and respectful, whether they agreed with me or not You can just ignore these points.Things you should know 1 Ms Rowling filled my childhood and early teen years with magic I love Harry Potter and I confess to only adding this book after I found out she was the author 2 I did not go into this with the intention to compare it to Harry Potter I did not expect magic or wizards and I fully anticipated this being very different to the HP books 3 I have read and enjoyed many mystery crime novels in the past My favourites being by Tana French and Gillian Flynn So, there was no reason why I couldn t have enjoyed this book simply because it wasn t magical Potterland But I didn t and, after putting a lot of thought into this, I think I finally understand why.Here s the sad truth I can t stand Rowling s writing when she writes for adults I actually find it painful to read Let s be clear from the beginning, I started and never finished The Casual Vacancy because the opening didn t grab me and there was something about it something which I couldn t put my finger on that made it an effort to get through A certain style to the writing which didn t agree with me I thought perhaps it was a one off because I d read all her other works and never had a problem with her writing style That s why I jumped at the chance to try another adult book by Rowling and sort out what was evidently a bout of silliness on my part What this book did give me was an answer to why neither of Rowling s adult books worked for me.Rowling writes in an unusual manner It s not unique to her work for adults, Harry Potter has it too, but the effect had on both is very different Rowling s style of writing, including the dialogue between characters, is formal to the point of being old fashioned Part of me wants to compare it to Austen but I m cautious of doing so because of the amount of people usually including myself who might read that as a compliment Rowling s formal style doesn t work, for me, when using it in an adult mystery and pairing it with profanity and grisly murders It feels out of place and weighs down each page with tedious descriptions that use too many awkward similes, metaphors and adjectives face the colour of corned beef the snow fell with soft fingertip plunks long snouted cameras Her descriptions all felt a bit off to me And I particularly didn t like the unsophisticated use of big words It s like when inexperienced indie authors go crazy with thesaurus.com, using clunky words like exacerbated and exorbitant in casual sentences that don t benefit from it The characters in this book never check the time or look at their watches, they consult their watches Think I m being picky Try reading whole pages where every sentence replaces the obvious words with complex ones and see how far you get without your brain starting to scream And it felt like every single noun had at least one adjective before it Not only that, but Rowling repeats similar adjectives when referring to the objects again In one sentence, we are told she climbed the steel stairs and in the next she s continuing up the metal stairs WHY And also WHYYYYYY Another example of Rowling s old fashioned style is her frequent use of expressions like oh my and goodness , expressions I m sure some of you will recognise from Harry Potter characters What is this It s like Mary Poppins or Little Women or, I don t know, Little House on the Prairie And maybe it works fine in all of those, same as it works fine in Harry Potter, but none of those also had a side helping of profanity and very adult themes They do all, however, share the formal language style.And while I think people were silly to say things about The Casual Vacancy like ohmigod this had, like, noooooo magic and even fewer dark lords when Rowling clearly said it was an adult mystery book and I wanted to say to those silly people I still think it s entirely relevant to compare the two when looking at Rowling s writing style and the reason why sometimes it works and sometimes it really doesn t The formal tone with simplistic language like in Harry Potter is okay, but dense descriptions and over complicated sentences made it hard work and tedious in this book It s like a very formal letter with the occasional random swear word thrown in And it doesn t work Not for me, anyway The style simply doesn t fit the content there s swearing and murders and people rescuing others by grabbing their breastsI m not even going to talk about the story beyond saying I found it a standard mystery that could have been good if I d not had these other reasons for not liking it The killer is not hard to guess for anyone familiar with crime mysteries but that isn t usually what I care about most in crime mysteries anyway Plus, in this case, I m just too blinded by my dislike for the writing sigh I think it s fair to say that I m finally done trying to enjoy Rowling s adult books.P.S Yes, I did get a little overexcited when I googled Mary Poppins gifs.Blog Leafmarks Facebook Twitter Instagram Tumblr B 79% Good NotesA prototype yet to find its footing its complex, interview heavy plot poker faces all clues until a bursting end reveal. Dull tedious I was frustrated with the style of writing There s no action It s all conversation I wanted it to be over.COURTROOM STYLE CONVERSATIONS TELLING NOT SHOWING Private eye Strike is investigating a death Throughout the book Strike has long conversations with many different characters It felt like a courtroom, asking witnesses 30 orquestions one right after the other Many of these were discussions about what might have happened For example I don t think he would have Dull tedious I was frustrated with the style of writing There s no action It s all conversation I wanted it to be over.COURTROOM STYLE CONVERSATIONS TELLING NOT SHOWING Private eye Strike is investigating a death Throughout the book Strike has long conversations with many different characters It felt like a courtroom, asking witnesses 30 orquestions one right after the other Many of these were discussions about what might have happened For example I don t think he would have done it because he was It could have been this But assume it s not, then what about that Why couldn t it have been a letter to All these conversations are people telling about the past with their own subjective assumptions, conclusions, and some lies I d prefer Strike actively doing things to discover clues and some interesting, unexpected, or scary action.Even Robin, my favorite character, she went to Oxford to investigate something We should have watched her and seen her interacting with people Instead Robin tells what she learned to Strike afterwards Like in the first paragraph, she is answering a bunch of questions about her past activity.The author used the word had a lottelling not showing.NO CLUES TO THE READER UNTIL THE TELL ALL AT THE END There are no clues until the last fourth of the book Then there are a few clues but they don t mean anything to the reader For example one character said he noticed drops of water on the floor I had no idea what that meant until Strike does his tell all at the end where he explains the long complicated story of what happened, who lied and why, what caused the water drops, etc I prefer mysteries where the reader learns some clues along the way that mean something.ROBIN IS THE BEST PART The best part was the beginning I really enjoyed the character Robin, Strike s temporary assistant She shows up on her first day just before a new client arrives She asks Strike if he and the client would like coffee or tea Strike says yes without thinking There is no coffee or tea, but she brings it, and Strike has no idea where she got it A few times he calls her Sandra without thinking That relationship was fun Robin has great initiative and ideas And she does some neat things But she is only a small part of the story.ENDING NOT CLEAR TO ME I didn t understand why John hired Strike This was answered, but the answer didn t feel right.SWEARING LANGUAGE Strike has a long conversation with Evan who used the f word every other sentence I was tired of hearing it It was a long conversation Other characters used the f word less frequently which didn t bother me as much.NARRATOR The narrator Robert Glenister was good But I grew tired of the British accent he used for many characters Look what I got sounds like Loo wha I goh He was probably being accurate, but it was not easy listening for long periods of time.AUTHOR J.K Rowling wrote this under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.DATA Narrative mode 3rd person Unabridged audiobook length 15 hrs and 54 mins Swearing language strong Sexual language I didn t recall any, but Ernesto corrected me saying there were a few lines by Guy Some Number of sex scenes one, referred to no details Setting current day London area, England Book copyright 2013 Genre mystery