#FreeBooks! #Giveaways in Contemporary Upmarket Fiction and #NewReleases in #Fantasy

Okay, so I’m done, I’m absolutely, completely done with posting about Arkady Babchenko–for now.  No doubt I’ll rant about it further again soon.  Someone asked me if I felt personally betrayed or just upset by the situation, and I had to say: both.  My personal acquaintance with Arkady is so slight that I certainly don’t […]

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“Career of Evil” by Robert Galbraith

Career of Evil Robert Galbraith In “Career of Evil,” the third Cormoran Strike book, Galbraith/Rowling takes a decidedly macabre turn. While “The Cuckoo’s Calling” and “The Silkworm” were not without their gruesome aspects, they were as much satires of the entertainment industry in its various facets–modeling, tabloid reporting, fashion, publishing–as they were crime novels. “Career […]

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“The Silkworm” by Robert Galbraith

The Silkworm Robert Galbraith In “The Silkworm,” Robert Galbraith/J.K.Rowling’s second book in the Cormoran Strike series, Rowling deploys her considerable satirical powers against a target she must know intimately: the publishing industry. After solving the Lula Landry case in “The Cuckoo’s Calling,” Cormoran and his secretary-cum-partner Robin are now rolling in business, so Cormoran has […]

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