The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith (AKA J.K. Rowling) was a fun book to read. J K Rowling does have a way with words. I kept reading sentences that would have sounded awkward if I was writing them and wondering at the easy way they fit the flow of the prose. That said, the book is a little wordy. I like for my mysteries to be about 350 pages. This one is 455. The mystery is what I call a ‘fair” one; the clues are all there, you just have to put them together as the detective does. I have to admit that I had rejected the actual murderer as a suspect early on & did not know who it was until the very end. Well done, Galbraith/Rowling! I hope to read more about Cormoran Strike in the future. Join the New Haven “Those Witty Brits” book club on Wed. February 19th at 7:00 for a discussion of The Cuckoo’s Calling.
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“A day may come when men and women will curse the name Los Alamos.” This was said by J. Robert Oppenheimer, director of the Manhattan Project at Los Alamos, New Mexico, when Japan surrendered in August, 1945, ending World War II. Atom bombs had been dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, killing thousands. He was […]
The 15-Minute Pulitzers Imagine my delight a few days ago, when my copy of the 1953 Pulitzer Prize winner arrived and I discovered it to be only 127 pages long. I know that makes me sound a bit miserly, or even very miserly, but there are just so many hours in a day and I […]
One Book, Two Books, Old Books, New Books
Are you looking for signs of spring? When nature doesn’t cooperate perhaps you can feel the sun and smell the apple blossoms in a good book instead.
All packed up with somewhere to go? Loving the destination, but not the getting there part? Never fear, your library is always near. With your library card you can take all kinds of fun activities with you. Fun on the GO! Download the ACPL Family App, available from the iTunes store for iPhones and iPads. […]
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