The Silkworm-J.K. Rowling

6-24-2014 release date!
6-24-2014 release date!

I was super-happy to see that Robert Galbraith (AKA J.K. Rowling) has a summer release for the 2nd book about Detective Cormoran Strike. I really enjoyed “The Cuckoo’s Calling”, and really wish I had read it before I knew J.K. wrote it. I really do believe I would have picked it up at some point and read it (these types of books are what I prefer), but knowing the real author had me getting it within days. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this book.

A very difficult read for me
A very difficult read for me

After reading The Casual Vacancy, I was so confused I couldn’t even begin to put a storyline together for that. So I definitely understand her choosing to write anonymously; I cannot imagine the pressure she felt having to follow Harry Potter. But what I do not understand is why she is still putting the name Robert Galbraith on the cover. Is there anyone who still does not know she is writing this series?

Anyhow, I will be getting this book on 6-24-2014 when it’s released. Are you going to be reading this book as well?

The Cuckoo’s Calling

Loved this book, cannot wait for the next in what is promising to be a great series
Loved this book, cannot wait for the next in what is promising to be a great series

OK, so I have to be completely honest here; if I did not know J.K. Rowling penned this book, it might have taken me a year or two to find it. I only say that because I tend to read books by unknown author’s, and since it was getting great reviews under the penned name of Robert Galbraith, and being a mystery, I am fairly certain I would have picked it up at some point.

Knowing she wrote it, I ran and out got it and read it in about 4 days. I probably could have read it faster, but my employer is pretty adamant about me going to work on a daily basis, and my kids insist on being fed and entertained!

All joking aside, it was a truly great read, and I am looking forward to the 2nd Cormoram Strike novel which I understand is already in the works. I just wonder if she is going to keep up the guise of writing under Robert Galbraith or just put her name on it since the whole world knows it’s her.

For any of you readers of this book, what did you think? I almost felt as I was reading it that I may not have said “This is J.K. writing this” but with all of the references to places in London that seemed to be mentioned in the HP books, and the writing style itself, I know I would have said “This certainly feels like a J.K. book, someone borrowed her style!”