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Book vs. Adaptation

Book vs. Adaptation: Strike

Title: Strike/Cormoran Strike Series
Author: Robert Galbraith
Genre(s): Crime, Mystery
Purchase: The Cuckoo’s Calling | The Silkworm

Cormoran Strike, a war veteran turned private detective operating out of a tiny office in London’s Denmark Street, uses his unique insight and his background as a Special Investigation Branch Investigator to solve three complex cases that have eluded the police.

The TV adaptation of the Cormoran Strike books premiered on BBC on the 27th of August. So far, episodes have premiered on both The Cuckoo’s Calling and The Silkworm. Despite the fact that only wrote about The Cuckoo’s Calling on my blog, I love the entire book series and was really excited when I heard that it was being adapted for television. The TV series has largerly lived up to my expectations, in part because of the superb casting and acting.

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General

2015 Reading Challenge

For the duration of the year, I’ve participated in Popsugar’s 2015 Reading Challenge. Granted, I did not manage the goal of fifty books and I read fewer books than I did last year (partly because of my major reading slump). However, I still managed to check off a lot of boxes!

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Review

Review: The Cuckoo’s Calling

the-cuckoos-calling-coverTitle: The Cuckoo’s Calling (Cormoran Strike #1)
Author: Robert Galbraith
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Release Date: April 18th 2013
Pages: 455
Genre(s): Mystery
Purchase: The Book Depository | Amazon

❝ After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Strike is down to one client, and creditors are calling. He has also just broken up with his longtime girlfriend and is living in his office.

Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: His sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, known to her friends as the Cuckoo, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.❞

It must be noted that this review was written solely about the plot, characters and writing of this book, regardless of the fact that this was written by the one and only J.K. Rowling. Yes, I might have bought the book because  it was written by Rowling (I plead guilty!) but my opinion has not become biased because of it.Continue reading