After almost 2 months, I’ve finished reading The Cuckoo’s Calling. It took me quite awhile to read, only because I haven’t been leaving a lot of time for reading lately. I used to read quite a lot. Even with being a slow reader, I read Jodi Picoult’s entire collection in less than 6 months! That was because I was reading so much at the gym when I was on my weight loss journey. That seems to be the only place I read and as I haven’t be going to the gym a whole bunch, I have fallen behind with some books. Anyway, I went to the gym yesterday and I finally finished The Cuckoo’s Calling. It was a great read and I really enjoyed it.
I first jumped on this book because it was written by J.K. Rowling. Yes, I am a bandwagon jumper and only read it because I love Harry Potter. 😛 She wrote this book under the pen name Robert Galbraith, but her pseudonym was leaked back in July. I was a little bit hesitant to read this book because her previous adult book, A Casual Vacancy, was horrible. I did not like the book at all. It turned me off her to be honest. I vowed I would only read Harry Potter by her and that’s it. However, I decided to give her another try for adult fiction and I am really glad I did.
The Cuckoo’s Calling is a crime fiction novel about a private investigator, Cormoran Strike, who is hired to solve the murder of a famous super model. The book only just scratched the surface of Strike’s life and how he went about his crime investigations. He was funny, witty and had all the right connections. I am glad that Rowling has mentioned that this book is the first of a series because I am looking forward to going on more crime solving adventures with Strike! Highly recommended!
It amuses me that this book surged from number 4,709 to number 1 on the best-selling novel list on Amazon after it was revealed J.K. Rowling was the author. It was people like me, who jumped on the bandwagon, that made that happen. Oh well, why not give more money to the richest woman in the world. Hahaha.
Has anyone else read Rowling’s latest book? What did you think?
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