I really liked Cormoran Strike as a character and I’m glad to see he’s starring in two other novels (The Silkworm – out now & Career of Evil due – 10/2015). I’m fairly certain that this is the first novel I’ve read where the main character has an amputated leg and prosthesis (perhaps I need to broaden my selections).
It’s not gimmicky. It’s a part of who Strike is and it says a lot about the author that she can create this person, with this injury, make it such an active part of his life, and yet it not be a distraction. It’s part of him, but it doesn’t define him, at least not to the reader. I think in the hands of another author, it would have been a mistake; but, J.K. Rowling does it beautifully.
Strike – a P.I.- smartly makes his way through a bungled police investigation in search of a killer, that only his client, believes exists. Numerous characters, from all walks of life, will give every reader someone to connect with. I won’t release the end to you but I enjoyed the twists and turns through London to get to the final answer of this mystery.
Even though it was all over the news, I was hesitant to remind everyone that this is J.K. Rowling’s pseudonym but then I realized it’s also mentioned in the back of the book. I hate, for her, that it was released the way it was (details) but I’m glad to say that regardless of the name she chooses to use, she’s simply phenomenal.
Your Homework: Select a new author at random and give them a try.
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