Wednesday, September 25, 2013

A (very) Brief Look at “The Cuckoo’s Calling”

J.K. Rowling’s latest book caused a bit of a stir recently for getting great reviews—before anyone knew that she was the author. It is a standard, genre whodunit. Well, standard in plot but with Rowling’s gift for introducing interesting, realistic characters that we want to get to know more.

Rowling triggered a bit of an (undeserved) controversy with her Harry Potter series and its superficially problematic fantasy element. This book will not fare much better amongst most believing readers. The characters and societal elements where this story occur are those where a lot of off-color language are used, and this book has an overabundance of it.

Well written, and an interesting case, but I am not sure I will be looking for another story in this series.

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