Gitta's Literary Escapades

Just another reader taking on (modern) classics, best-sellers, award-winners, non-fiction, and (guilty pleasure) chicklit armed with common sense, a brain and feminism.

The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith (J. K. Rowling)

The Cuckoo's Calling - Robert Galbraith

Say what? Three stars for J. K. Rowling? Yes. Although I am a big fan of her Harry Potter series, The Cuckoo's Calling was just not my cup of tea. Rowling, as always, possesses an invaluable range of vocabulary, which she expertly uses in this detective novel, and it was very well-written overall.


J.K. Rowling reads from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone at the Easter Egg Roll at White House


However, apparently I do not really like the detective genre. I like it in series, in films, but not in books. I had real difficulty getting into it, was easily distracted, and had to reread pages. I would give it 2.5 stars, but alas! I have rounded it up to three because it's J. K. Rowling: a half-star author bonus.



Details & Where to Buy


First published:


Original title:

The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1)


Robert Gailbraith (J. K. Rowling)


Ebook (Little Brown Book, 2013)




28 August - 2 September 2013


1408704048, 9781408704042



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