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AN ENTERTAINING SEQUEL,
This review is from: The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike) (Hardcover)
Well one can see a marked difference in the story's flow to be found in THE SILKWORM as opposed to the beginning of CUCKOOS CALLING. Book two is much smoother. The characters feel more confident and assured of themselves this time around. The plot centres around the rescue of a missing writer who has drafted what appears to be a somewhat remarkable work of fiction that borders on being just as libellous as it is entertaining. Of course the writer is found but not in the shape or form his loved ones were hoping for. The investigation turns into one of murder and the book morphs from a fascinating study of British culture with a focus on the book publishing industry into a glorious modern day whodunit.
The locations used in the story are all beautifully portrayed and by the end of the second chapter Strike has already made one new enemy and one new friend. It turns out the new friend is his latest client - the wife of the missing writer. The drama surrounding the private life of Strike's lovely assistant is still as fascinating as ever, but in this, the second book of the Cormoran Strike Series, she is finally engaged to the man she thinks she loves. Incidentally, it appears he does not think much of our Cormoran, but I am sure that Cormoran is big enough to look after himself. I don't think much of him, either!!!!!
The author of this book has developed into a world class writer of fiction. The world by now knows who he / she is so I wont mention the name. Her books are populated by fully fledged three dimensional characters that you can love, hate, or be completely indifferent to. I for one, tend to get very attached to them when I pick up a book. Any book. But that is just me.
I hereby award this stunning new release four stars. Not a modern day timeless classic by any means but certainly worthy of your time, money and attention to see if our Cormoran can discover who killed novelist Owen Quine.
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Initial post: 19 Jun 2014 09:07:46 BDT
Odette Kelly says:
Thanks for the review...however the assistant was engaged at the start of Cuckoo's Calling! It was actually a big part of the whole story, how Strike was comfortable with her, because of the ring on her finger.
In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jun 2014 14:40:29 BDT
Hello Odette and thanks for reading my review. I read so many books i can't keep track of every fact, so its nice to be corrected and reminded by my Amazon colleagues. Have a good night / day wherever you are!
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