[[ download pdf ]] Cuckoo's Calling: Cormoran Strike Book 1 Author Robert Galbraith – Andy-palmer.co.uk

Cuckoo's Calling: Cormoran Strike Book 1 The Cuckoo s Callingreminds me why I fell in love with crime fictionin the first place VAL MCDERMID Now a major BBC drama The Strike seriesWhen a troubled model falls to her death from a snow covered Mayfair balcony, it is assumed that she has committed suicide However, her brother has his doubts, and calls in private investigator Cormoran Strike to look into the caseStrike is a war veteran wounded both physically and psychologically and his life is in disarray The case gives him a financial lifeline, but it comes at a personal cost the he delves into the young model s complex world, the darker things get and the closer he gets to terrible dangerA gripping, elegant mystery steeped in the atmosphere of London from the hushed streets of Mayfair to the backstreet pubs of the East End to the bustle of Soho The Cuckoo s Calling is a remarkable book Introducing Cormoran Strike, this is the acclaimed first crime novel by JK Rowling, writing under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith The latest book in the thrilling Strike series, TROUBLED BLOOD, is available to pre order now PRAISE FOR THE STRIKE SERIESOne of the most unique and compelling detectives I ve come across in years MARK BILLINGHAMThe work of a master storyteller DAILY TELEGRAPHUnputdownable Irresistible SUNDAY TIMESWill keep you up all night OBSERVERA thoroughly enjoyable classicPETER JAMES, SUNDAY EXPRESS


12 thoughts on “Cuckoo's Calling: Cormoran Strike Book 1

  1. says:

    Lo primero que quiero manifestar es que ignoro el motivo por el que la famosa escritora JK Rowling decidi adoptar un pseud nimo para empezar esta nueva serie de novelas He sido lector de toda la saga de Harry Potter , algunas novelas soberbias, otras bastante flojas y no entiendo que no se la pueda identificar a primera vista, ya que es una buena escritora que decide cambiar de registro, como tantos otros han hecho Tambi n muchos han optado por hacerlo bajo pseud nimo, con mayor o menor fortuna.En cualquier caso, esta primera incursi n en la serie de Cormoran Strike me ha dejado buen sabor de boca Destaca por sus muchos di logos, en general muy bien tra dos, y por presentar los hechos de forma coherente y que logran enganchar al lector desde el principio Tambi n es de agradecer que no sea la t pica novela de acci n trepidante Aqu la trama se desarrolla de forma pausada y sin sobresaltos, al estilo de las cl sicas novelas de misterio, que hoy se han sustituido por guiones empaquetados para su posible salto a la pantalla.Quiz s haya echado en falta una mayor profundidad en la descripci n de los personajes, especialmente en el de su magn fica ayudante Robin, que espero que contin e con Cormoran en las siguientes entregas Ese ha sido para m su punto m s flojo, que los personajes principales no terminan de estar suficientemente perfilados A n as , la mayor a de ellos son f cilmente identificables en la sociedad de hoy en d a Por ltimo, el hecho de que la narraci n se desarrolle en Londres tambi n ayuda a una mayor familiaridad con el entorno, por lo menos en mi caso.A falta a n de leer Una vacante imprevista Tengo considerables dudas con respecto de esta novela , estoy seguro que continuar asistiendo a las siguientes investigaciones del detective Strike, y espero que no me defraude.


  2. says:

    A estas alturas todos sabemos que el Robert Galbraith es un pseud nimo de J.K Rowling, lo que es triste ya que el valor de la novela tendr juicios s lo por esas siglas, tendr altas ventas y la calidad del libro quedar muchas veces al margen de todo Y es triste porque es un buen libro, una buena novela de detectives y cr menes, con una narrativa fluida y una historia que comienza a atrapar, destacando la brillante presentaci n de personajes, con detalles graduales que van armando un todo.Situada en Londres, la historia cuenta c mo un detective con problemas propios , obviamente comienza a investigar un suicidio que podr a haber sido asesinato, al mismo tiempo que su nueva secretaria tambi n con temas propios comienza a darse cuenta de que su empleo le gusta m s de lo que cree.La resoluci n da pie al inicio de una saga que ojal contin e a pesar de que se haya destapado el pseud nimo, y nos da una gran cantidad de opciones futuras relacionadas Un futuro que ojal se d a pesar del pseud nimo descubierto de la autora de Harry Potter.Una buena historia, bien escrita, con vocabulario rico y muy brit nico ojo a los que no est n acostumbrados a vocabulario amplio, el diccionario ser necesario m s de una vez por p gina, probablemente , y con un detective y un mundo que atrapa y nos deja con ganas de m s, y de saber qu podr a pasar en los siguientes libros.Vale la pena, dejen prejuicios de Harry Potter de lado y entren a otro tipo de magia Bienvenido, Cormoran Strike y Robin.


  3. says:

    Imagino que, como muchos, ten a unas expectativas demasiado elevadas al ser un libro de J.K.Rowling y tras acabarlo no me he quedado satisfecho del todo.La historia est bien planteada, pero hay un matiz demasiado forzado al describir las situaciones, como si la escritora de esforzase demasiado en salir del encasillamiento de autora infantil.No obstante, en general tengo que decir que me ha gustado y que he disfrutado del tono m s oscuro de este libro Sin duda voy a por la segunda parte.


  4. says:

    Im a non native English speaker and love reading in those languages I can speak read Strike s first adventure brought me both a great plot and an engaged writer Robert Joanne is doubtless a writer who masters the storyline and the English language As a reader, you got the feeling you are enjoying a masterpiece of suspense, a thorough psychological description of caracters and a rich and intense vocabulary The author really has tought me a lot thanks to this brilliant novel.


  5. says:

    This is a very special book It s a whodoneit with a twist I thoroughly enjoyed it, It is very well written and the characters are well thought out Its the story of a suicide A beautiful model apparently throws herself out of a balcony in freezing London As the story evolves we meet all the people involved and they are are something else The most endearing one is Strike followed by Robin his assistant The book has a twist at the end Good book to read on a plane and on the weekend It is well written and hopefully there will be Srike Cormor n stories..


  6. says:

    Es grueso y peque o, con la letra peque a y cuesta leer Algunas hojas se despegaron antes de ir por la mitad del libro.


  7. says:

    muy bien escrito, muy bien llevada la trama Engancha, no puedo parar de leer, siempre necesito saber qu va a pasar a continuaci n He le do los 3 en 3 semanas


  8. says:

    I like the plot and ho it flows through the book Characters described full in detail as the author does always


  9. says:

    The book is written in third person narration and written from the perspectives of Cormoran Strike and his assistant Robin Ellacott I found the writing style quite difficult, it was written in the same style as the Harry Potter series, with the same kind of descriptions being used, for example these are the first two sentences, The buzz in the street was like the humming of flies Photographers stood massed behind barriers patrolled by police, their long snouted cameras poised, their breath rising like steam Which to me seems quite awkward and it just doesn t sit right with what the book is about and its general tone To me the writing style for Harry Potter helped add to the magic of the story, it enriched it, here it just seems out of place and distracts from the story.The story focuses on Cormoran Strike and his P.I business He is asked by a former class mate s brother to investigate the death of his sister, who was a supermodel and which the police have decided was a suicide We then go along with Cormoran as he investigates her death.I did this like this book, it was a good read and Rowling weaves quite a few different plot points together well and we get to know the both Cormoran and Robin quite well, as there is a lot of their backstory in the book The plot isn t massively complicated though and while there are a few twists and turns as the events unfold, it all feels a bit underwhelming in the end.I found there was also a little bit of spitefulness in Rowling s writing style too, towards many of the characters, mainly the female ones and the celebrities, while there seems to be hints of outward dislike to Rowling s press in the book I can t really put my finger on exactly what it was, but there seemed to be an edge of smugness and spitefulness while Rowling is narrating scenes involving them.I will be reading the next book in the series as I am intrigued enough by the characters of Cormoran even though he seems to be a copy of Hagrid, less the half giant part of course and Robin.


  10. says:

    As an author of non fiction books, I thought it was high time that I took on the writing of a fiction novel as my next challenge.My agent had suggested it previously, but now I was ready.In his book On Writing, Stephan King suggests that all authors should do two things to improve their craft read and write, a lot.I was interested to see how JK Rowling under the pseudonym of Robert Galbraith sorry if this is a plot spoiler for you , would handle the transition from writing for children to adults.I ll tell you how well she managed it I became so engrossed in the first of the series of Cormoran Strike detective novels that I forgot about studying her work and just enjoyed it.You don t need me to summarise the story, after all, that s what the back cover is for, but I will say that I am in awe of Galbraith Rowling I have not since reading Love in a time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, found another author who makes a detailed description of the mundane as entertaining as Galbraith.it s an unbelievably tricky skill to walk the tight rope between superfluous and necessary description I know all too well, often falling the wrong side.I still don t l know how she does it, but now I m too busy reading the strike novels solely for pleasure to care.PS I sent the book to my dad in Cornwall who is now also hooked Enjoy.Matt


  11. says:

    I bought this book because so many of my friends and colleagues were raving about the Cormoran Strike series and getting excited about the release of the fourth book and I had to keep warning them not to reveal any spoilers And the Harry Potter series is definitely well constructed and worth reading Plus, I like a good detective story, so it seemed like a sure thing.Unfortunately, this is not a good detective story It is a very mediocre one, with a plot that owes much to the infinitely superior An Unsuitable Job for a Woman The characters are unappealing Strike reminds me of Cracker without the charm which may be because Galbraith Rowling is rewriting Hagrid who was also played by Robbie Coltrane and her only way of letting us know that Robin isn t nice but dim is to repeatedly tell us she asked intelligently , she looked round intelligently , she listened intelligently , c Honestly, the lady doth protest too much.So I m now going to let my friends and colleagues sing the praises of this series to high heaven and reveal as many spoilers as their hearts desire no skin off my nose I won t be wasting my time reading any of this disappointing series Ms Rowling should, I feel, stick to children s fiction which is where her true talents lie.


  12. says:

    Let s get this out the way I m a huge Harry Potter fan I used to manage the children s section in my local bookshop, and I read every kids book going I would tell all my customers the same thing Harry is the best You can t beat it.Having said thatI prefer Corm.Seriously, how does JK do it She has a masterful grasp of plot, character, pacing, the works I am also constantly amazed by how good she is at coming up with character names The story is artful in it s simplicity Model dies after hurtling from a balcony, did she fall or was she pushed Add a complex cast of starry, shallow, money hungry, a moral characters and you have a great yarn ahead of you.The main reason it s so compelling is the man himself, Cormoran Strike It s hard to create a detective without being cliched, and somehow JK has done it Who knew a one legged army vet with a penchant for beautiful, psychotic women would be so interesting to read about I also love Robin, who manages in this book to be wide eyed and eager without going full Enid Blyton.Stellar as always I recommend it to everyone Special mention to Robert Glenister, best audiobook reader I ve ever heard


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *