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The Cuckoo’s Calling

A gripping, elegant mystery steeped in the atmosphere of London – from the hushed streets of Mayfair to the backstreet pubs of the East End to the bustle of Soho – The Cuckoo’s Calling is a remarkable book. Introducing Cormoran Strike, this is the acclaimed first crime novel from Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling).

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Guess what nerds, I finished it, who wants to CRY WITH ME?

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  • [James forges Minerva McGonagall's signature perfectly to get Lily a book from the restricted section]
  • Lily: How did you do that?
  • James: Well, your hand is programmed over years to write letters a certain way. Try to mimic someone else's, and your style will always creep in. But, turn the signature upside down and it becomes nothing more than a drawing, all you have to do is copy the lines. The preconceptions about letters go away and you have a perfect signature.
  • Lily: That's a neat trick. Don't ever copy mine.
  • James: Never again.
  • Lily: You've copied my signature?!
  • James: Let's... focus on the crime at hand...
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“I love my strong women. They are my favorites. And they are all strong in different ways. So as long as I can keep doing that, I’m satisfied.” - Elizabeth Mitchell

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