At first, Mrs Quine just thinks her husband has gone off by himself for a few days – as he has done before – and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home. But as Strike investigates, it becomes clear that there is more to Quine's disappearance than his wife realises. The novelist has just... show more
At first, Mrs Quine just thinks her husband has gone off by himself for a few days – as he has done before – and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home. But as Strike investigates, it becomes clear that there is more to Quine's disappearance than his wife realises. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows. If the novel were to be published, it would ruin lives – meaning that there are a lot of people who might want him silenced. When Quine is found brutally murdered under bizarre circumstances, it becomes a race against time to understand the motivation of a ruthless killer.
źródło opisu: Little, Brown, 2014
źródło okładki: Little, Brown
Publish date: 2014-06-19
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
Series: Cormoran Strike (#2)
It was with curiosity, fondness and indeed excitement that I commenced reading The Silkworm by JK Rowling under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. Cormoran Strike is not the conventional detective. He is a man not only shaped by his unusual upbringing (son of famous rock star Jonny Rokeby) but deeply ...
Jesus H. Christ, where did that come from??? Oh man, talk about "leagues from Harry Potter" ... more like, in a different galaxy. And I mean content-, not quality-wise. It's no coincidence that every single chapter of this book is prefaced by a quote from a different 16th / 17th century revenge...
Carmoran Strike is more caring than he admit to himself. He taken up this case because the woman really need help. The husband has gone missing, and this is not the first time. Owen, the writer, was a self-obsessed jerk. He did this disappearing act for attention and hope to get publicity. Now ...
I have no idea how to rate this book. I gave it 3/5 stars because it was not really my cup of tea. Doing this, I feel like I don't do it justice because I only rate it based on my apreciation and not based on the book itself. I always have difficulties reviewing genres I'm not used to reading. I enj...
It took me only 3 days to finish this book with its 600 pages, so the term "compulsive reading" surely applies to The Silkworm (or The Cuckoo´s Calling for that matter). Unfortunately the Cormoran Stike novels never manage to be more than an enjoyable read for me with some flaws. The biggest probl...