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REVIEW: The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

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Hello?

Did I really finish reading another book? The second book this month? WTF REALLY

My life is such a misery, lol. I said to myself that I’d be reading more, but all I did was excessively fangirling over k-pop on twitter. I’m really sorry if that bothered your twitter timeline so much…

But anyways, a review! For a detective book which is not my usual reading genre (although I’m such a Sherlock Holmes trash…)


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The Cuckoo’s Calling
by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling)

Rating: rating-4-stars
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Published: April 18th, 2013
(Russian version: February 13th, 2014)
Format: Paperback

Synopsis: A brilliant mystery in a classic vein: Detective Cormoran Strike investigates a supermodel’s suicide.
After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Strike is down to one client, and creditors are calling. He has also just broken up with his longtime girlfriend and is living in his office.

Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: His sister, thelegendary supermodel Lula Landry, known to her friends as the Cuckoo, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.

You may think you know detectives, but you’ve never met one quite like Strike. You may think you know about the wealthy and famous, but you’ve never seen them under an investigation like this. (cr.: Goodreads)

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Outside the Book Nook: Perfectly Magical – Celebrating #20YearsofHarryPotter in VN

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Why, hello there, world!

This should’ve been a Top Ten Tuesday post, but since I have nothing to present for this week’s prompt, I won’t be doing the meme and, instead, will rant about ‘experience’ at the latest HP celebration in Ho Chi Minh city’s book street that took place last weekend (May 13-14th), and was hosted by British CouncilTre Publishing House (the publishing house that currently issues all HP related stuff), and Hogwarts.vn, Vietnamese biggest HP fanbase.

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