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on 18 September 2017
I bought this book, having read and enjoyed the first in the series, and also enjoyed the television adaptation of the first novel.
However, I found this book a little drawn out in places and only really exciting in a few places. I had bought the audible version, which was extremely well read compared with some I have had, but this didn't really improve my experience of the novel. I wonder whether the fact that the screen adaptation of this novel is in only two parts, underlines my experience of very little content.
The characters of Cormoran, Robin and Matthew could have been better developed to make this a more interesting and intriguing read! One also has to concentrate to remember all of the other characters, only one of whom exists in the first novel, and so choosing it as a holiday read was probably not a good idea.