Sunday, November 10, 2013

The Cuckoo's Calling - Robert Galbraith

Notwithstanding the magic, the camaraderie and the Weasley twins, what I enjoyed the most about the Harry Potter-books was the relish I felt Rowling took in telling her story.
Sadly absent from 'The Casual Vacancy', it is conspicuous here. (Galbraith is Rowling writing under a pen name.)

This is a classic, old-fashioned whodunit inhabited by particularly endearing main characters. It is nicely non-violent (think Agatha Christie) and London is so present it almost constitutes a character on its own.

A pleasant read, I dare say. (Pronounce in RP)

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