Review: The Silkworm

The Silkworm
The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I listened to this as an audio book which affects the rating I’ve given. The broad Cornish/Somersetshire accent used for Cormoran Strike was distracting and didn’t resonate with what I thought he would sound like, but the rest of the voices used were ok. I was put-off Cormoran in this second book in the series where he uses a sideline character in a pathetic attempt to get over his hang up on losing his unsuitable girlfriend Charlotte. Had he continued to suffer in silence, there would have been more respect for the character, but as it was I lost sympathy for the main character. His assistant Robin however, garners more respect in this second book as she stands up for herself with her self focused fiance. The romantic tension between Cormoran and Robin is tackled well.
This book has a lot of gore in it and there is an overall theme of the author having a dig at the literary world – writers, agents and publishers, which I found amusing.

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