I didn't see that one coming! Gruff and worn Cormoran Strike is a throw back to the down and out Detective genre.
The story develops at a meandering pace but has twists and turns to keep the reader off kilter just enough to not be predictable and boring.
I'm looking forward to the next book in this series.
Elements of the story and writing style remind me of Dashiell Hammett.
a lovely variety of character voices. It was very nice to be able to distinguish who was who.
The wide range of life David Sedaris has lived and writes about can only be imagined by most. The tales of his life bring out emotions which are usually kept well in check. Whether seeking parental approval, looking for the perfect Christmas gift, or being the trash man in his neighborhood, David brings the awkward into real life and gives the listener an adventure.
Yes. The narrator does an excellent job. The story is inviting and the narration lends an edge to the story.
Carl and Mr Penumbra are excellent
What do you think happens in a 24-hour bookstore?
I found myself not wanting to stop the story to do other things. At each point I found myself lingering just a little bit to see where we were going with the tale. The 7 hours of listening was hard to break into 30 minute drive pieces. I don't think anyone minded that I didn't hop out of the car when I reached my destination.
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