Tuesday, September 15, 2020

My Next Read

More fun for me!

Just released at midnight: Troubled Blood by Robert Galbraith, also known as J.K. Rowling. Now in my possession: the Kindle edition. 

First paragraph:

“You’re a Cornishman, born and bred,” said Dave Polworth irritably.  “‘Strike’ isn’t even your proper name. By rights, you’re a Nancarrow. You’re not going to sit here and say you’d call yourself English?”
Before I read it, I plan to finish my current book, Margaret Atwood's The Robber Bride, which I'm re-reading for maybe the third time. Amazingly the two authors have one great feature in common, which is the ability to collect penetrating little details about the individuals they portray, and to develop delightful and quirky personalities for a wide variety of characters. I'm anxious to see the implications of "a Nancarrow," which Google defines as "a Cornish surname meaning the valley of the deer."


Angie's Recipes said...

Didn't know it's J.K. Rowling. I need to get the kindle version too!

Pam said...

Thanks for your review! Love books such as this and their writing skills!

Divers and Sundry said...

Creating characters that are real to the reader is an art.

Jeanie said...

I've never read Rowling's Galbraith books. I'll be interested in hearing what you think. I'm headed into Donna Leon #5 today!

My name is Erika. said...

I want to read these. I have the first 1 in my audible account. Oh if only there was more time in a day for more books!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I feel so OLD SCHOOL. I've never read any J.K. Rowling (nor seen any of the movies), but I'm well aware of her work. I also don't own a kindle or audio book. I DO still have a cassette tape recorder, though (grin). I look forward to your review when you get around to reading this one.