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review 2019-01-13 21:43
Lethal White - Robert Galbraith 
Lethal White - Robert Galbraith

Gratifying long and convoluted. I like that it stretches out over such a long time span. There's an expansive quality to the large cast and to the very many secrets being kept by everyone. It was fun: I never even thought about trying to solve it, I just let it flow over me, longingly observing every cigarette smoked. There's a ban on smoking areas at the front door of businesses, so the cloud of smoke is a nostalgic element from the 20th century for me. 

 

Library copy 

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text 2018-12-04 18:43
Finished it!
Lethal White - Robert Galbraith

Well this one was a bit of a door-stopper. It could probably have been more tightly edited to lose some of the 650+ pages, but Rowling Galbraith knows how to tell a good story, so I suppose I shouldn't complain.

 

I'm really enjoying this series. I think Robin and Strike are great characters and I love their working relationship. But I just don't see them as a couple.

 

And I don't think we've seen the last of Matthew either. 

 

 

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text 2018-11-28 18:43
Reading progress update: I've read 524 out of 656 pages.
Lethal White - Robert Galbraith

See, Robin. We all told you Matthew is a douche.

 

You'd better get a move on though, and crack this case, because I've got Chief Inspector Gamache waiting for me in the library.

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text 2018-11-21 15:43
Reading progress update: I've read 260 out of 656 pages.
Lethal White - Robert Galbraith

Ugh. Matthew is vile.

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review 2018-11-19 15:32
Death Spiral
Lethal White - Robert Galbraith

This is a classic J.K. Rowling book - twisted plot and complicated characters with disastrous personal relationships.

 

Why does the English upper crust insist on nicknames that sound like anthropomorphic animals from a children's book? Pringle, Flopsy and Fizzy? Really?

 

Anyway, this book was both a haul and a sprint - it's really, really long - but is riveting, nonetheless, and has enough characters to fill Wembley Stadium. This is an apropos analogy, given that it was set during the London Olympics. Which begs another question, what compelled Rowling to set the Strike novels in the near past? Why 2012 and not 2018? 

 

I do have a couple of quibbles. First, while I hope that Robin is thoroughly shed of Matthew, since their relationship has been nothing short of a train wreck and he's an absolute jackass, I am absolutely NOT feeling the Strike/Robin pairing at all. Second, could we please have a book where Robin does not end up in mortal peril? 

 

Because Cormoran Strike is former military, I'm using this book for the Armistice Day task!!

 

Now I wait for book 5.

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