What Can We Learn from The Cuckoo’s Calling?

So, let me ask you a question. Have you been sitting around recently and a thought just magically pops up in your head that, “Man, I really want to read a new J.K. Rowling book”?

CuckoosCallingCoverWell, wait no longer. A couple weeks ago, it was revealed that Rowling, under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, wrote a crime novel called The Cuckoo’s Calling. And, oh by the way, it’s been out since April.

So, I naturally picked it up and read it. About halfway through, I’ve come to realize that it’s a pretty good book.

And I hate myself for it.

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Book Review: The Casual Vacancy

My favorite kind of books are the ones that grab you by the collar on the first page, swallow you whole, and leave you with an acute sense of loss when they finally spit you back out at the end.

You don’t read the book. The book reads you.

The Casual Vacancy is not one of those books.

Mild spoilers ahead.

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