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Quando una top model, celebre e tormentata, precipita dal balcone del suo attico a Mayfair nessuno dubita che si tratti di un suicidio. L’unico a non crederci è suo fratello che decide di rivolgersi a Cormoran Strike per far luce sul caso. Strike è un reduce della guerra in Afghanistan, dove è stato ferito nel corpo e nello spirito, e la sua vita è nel caos. Il nuovo incarico gli dà un po’ di respiro, ma a caro prezzo: più si immerge nel mondo complesso e spietato della modella, più la vicenda diventa oscura e densa di pericoli… Un romanzo di grande equilibrio narrativo e ad alta tensione, ambientato in una Londra ipnotica e ricca di seduzioni, dal chiasso di Soho, al lusso di Mayfair, ai gremiti pub dell’East End. Il richiamo del cuculo segna l’esordio di una nuova e avvincente serie di gialli e decreta l’ingresso trionfale nella letteratura poliziesca di Cormoran Strike, nella scia di classici come P.D. James e Ruth Rendell.
- ISBN: 8831004751
- Casa Editrice: Salani
- Pagine: 560
Feb 3rd 2014 - Extra things you should know: 1) This is a negative review. If you are looking for reviews that confirm what you are already certain of (that JKR can do no wrong) here are some examples of positive reviews for you - 1 , 2 , 3 . 2) I used some Mary Poppins gifs to make my point in this re Leggi tutto
(B+) 79% | Good Notes: A prototype yet to find its footing; its complex, interview-heavy plot poker-faces all clues until a bursting end reveal.
Dull & tedious. I was frustrated with the style of writing. There’s no action. It’s all conversation. I wanted it to be over. COURTROOM STYLE CONVERSATIONS - TELLING NOT SHOWING: Private eye Strike is investigating a death. Throughout the book Strike has long conversations with many different characte Leggi tutto
UPDATE 2 : This is my final review of the book. Most of what I included in my preemptive thoughts is here, so you don't have to read this whole... thing. Potential television series title #21: LONDON STRIKE Alright, let’s address the hippogriff in the room: finding out that J.K. Rowling published a b Leggi tutto
This is a wonderfully entertaining new crime debut, which although it contains nothing amazingly original, works really well. Firstly, there is the main character, Cormoran Strike - a wounded war veteran, with a troubled past, damaged love life and financial woes, which see him sleeping in his offic Leggi tutto
A first-time author who goes by the unassuming name of Robert Galbraith comes out with a mystery novel called The Cuckoo’s Calling . The book receives favourable reviews and is wholeheartedly accepted by the fraction of the populace that reads it. And then ( and this I borrow from reliable old Wiki Leggi tutto
Meet Cormoran's First Strike..His first 'Mystery' which haunt me from the early beginning, even the epigraph. Why were you born when the snow was falling? You should have come to the cuckoo’s calling, It starts When snow was falling..and a 'Cuckoo' fell... A famous model star fall off the balc
“He had never been able to understand the assumption of intimacy fans felt with those they had never met.” I'll venture a guess that J.K.Rowling is not a stranger to this feeling. Propelled to household-name fame for her lovely gift of imagination, she gets to experience the uglier side of fans' Leggi tutto
I like detective novels and I am a fan of J.K. Rowling, so when I found out that this "Robert Galbraith" was a pseudonym of Rowling, I thought that it was the perfect combination of elements that I have to read the book as soon as possible. I have to admit that in good amount of the book I wasn't enj Leggi tutto
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