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  • British,  Crime fiction

    Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith

    Career of Evil is the third on the Cormoran Strike and Robin Ellacott series by Robert Galbraith – pseudonym for Harry Potter’s author J.K Rowling – set in London in 2011. This time the plot follows Strike and Robin when she is sent a severed leg via courier, a package that she mistook for cameras for her upcoming wedding to uptight fiancĂ© Matthew. However, it is made clear while opening the package that the criminal wants to hurt Strike and Robin is just the means to get to him. The severed leg coincides with other crimes around London that see youg women killed and carved up by an unknown male…

  • British,  Crime fiction

    The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

    When I first heard that J.R Rowling had published The Cuckoo’s Calling, a detective novel under a pseudonym and I checked it, I was not very keen on reading it. But then, why not? I focus on crime fiction and after the secret was revealed a lot of people who do not usually read crime fiction would read The Cuckoo’s Calling. So, I asked for a review copy and the publisher kindly sent me a gorgeous paperback edition. From Goodreads: After 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.…

  • 21st Century,  General Fiction

    The Casual Vacancy by J.K Rowling

    When The Casual Vacancy news flooded the world some months ago, I was super excited for J.R Rowling publishing an adult book, a typically English book and for the description provided on many websites, it almost felt like a modern Cranford. So, I bought it and finally after a lot of waiting (never trust the mail system) it arrived at the beginning of October and although it was not what I expected, it was a great reading. From The Book Depository: When Barry Fairweather dies unexpectedly in his early forties, the little town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square…

  • Random

    Reading The Casual Vacancy

    After some trouble with the mail system over here, The Casual Vacancy finally arrived this week and I’m trying to read it between studying breaks. So far (I’m only 50 pages into it) I’m just getting used to the characters and J.K Rowling’s style. When I purchased it back in June, I read it was a book about a village where a prominent figure dies and leaves a casual vacancy, hence the title. From that little description, I imagined a typical English novel set in a village with the typical (and stereotypical) characters fighting for the job. In my mind, The Casual Vacancy was a modern Cranford, a modern Tamara…