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The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike Series #2)

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27 out of 31 people found this review helpful.

A Bloody Good Read.

A Bloody Good Read. 'Cuckoo's Calling' is a terrific book--which really needs to be read to thoroughly enjoy this follow up. However, I find 'S...
A Bloody Good Read. 'Cuckoo's Calling' is a terrific book--which really needs to be read to thoroughly enjoy this follow up. However, I find 'Silkworm' improving upon the previous novel in several ways. This is a leaner, meaner, faster, and more carefully edited read than the first Strike book. 'Cuckoo' did, at times, drag with unnecessary repetition of events and too much pondering of circumstances. This does not. It starts off at a gallop and stays there until a rather breathtaking finish. Once again, there is a rather labyrinth plot and cast of characters--you have to give it awhile to keep everyone and everything straight--but it is absolutely worth the ride. Strike continues to be a compelling main character whose layers promise to be further revealed in future books--and his sidekick, Robin, is a delight just as she was in the first book. But here--we find out a lot more about her; she grows as a character and it is refreshing to see her start reconsidering and re-evaluating her choices and earlier desires. The last interaction between Robin and Strike in this book is especially charming. One note of caution: the crime in this is far bloodier and gorier than in the previous novel. There are graphic descriptions of violence here--and for the especially squeamish--well, be forewarned. And the conclusion of the mystery may take a second read to pull it all together. But overall, a wonderful addition from Rowling (and yes, once again, there are some fun shout outs to the world of Potter)

posted by irishclaireKG on June 26, 2014

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6 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

I have like her works including her last book under this pen nam

I have like her works including her last book under this pen name. This one grossed me out and I will not finish reading it as it gave me nightmares.

posted by Anonymous on June 24, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2014

    Prior review didn't post, so trying again

    Well plotted and I enjoyed the developing relationship (not romantic) between Cormoran Strike and his assistant, Robin. Many flawed characters, which is how life is. I didn't figure the murderer until it was revealed. However, it was so grisly I almost retched at one point. I won't read the next one unless I can tell the gore factor is lower.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2014

    The noble Cormoran of the first book, 'Cucloo's Calling', loses

    The noble Cormoran of the first book, 'Cucloo's Calling', loses his footing in this second of the series. Rowling's constant harping of Cormoran's metal anguish over his ex-lover, Charlotte became tiresome; especially since the relationship ended in the first book. The development of Robin's and Cormoran's relationship with his family seemed to help bring the book into focus and give Cormoran  the foothold he needed to solve the case.  

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2014

    Just OK.

    Good story, but nothing great. Dragged in parts.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2014

    Keeps you guessing

    A thoroughly engaging story with a wonderful detective and great relate-able characters. This book was hard to put down and kept me guessing the "who done it" till the very end.Can't wait for more Cormoran.

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  • Posted August 13, 2014

    Not the best, and not the worst crime novel I've ever read. Its

    Not the best, and not the worst crime novel I've ever read. Its good for the beach or a long flight!

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  • Posted July 19, 2014

    Cormaran is getting very interesting

    I have read both of the Cormoran Strikes and he is growing on me. I sometimes do not understand the english slang, but enjoy the story line. The characters are evolving and becoming more interesting in this second book. Story was a little confusing at times but fell into place by the end.

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  • Posted July 18, 2014

    Starts slow but worth the time

    Took awhile to get into the story. Keeps you guessing as to who the killer is. We learn alot more about Strike's past.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2014

    Recommend

    Much better than the 1st book. Even though the first book is the first in a series, you need not have read it to read the 2nd. The 2nd book gives enough background on the 1st book. I would read a 3rd book of the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2014

    Not so much

    I did not enjoy this book. There was to much stuff to wade thru. I enjoyed the two main characters they were interesting.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2014

    In the last 2 weeks read the latest from 3 of my favorite author

    In the last 2 weeks read the latest from 3 of my favorite authors- this one, Cop Town , and forget the 3rd__ Was not their
    best work so I guess the clock was ticking for new books--Hate when that happens!!!

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