The Cuckoo’s Calling and they want their book back!

I have always loved J.K. Rowling’s writing and innate ability to take you on an adventure, but apparently she has recently published a book called ‘The Cuckoo’s Calling’ under a pseudonym in APRIL and was only just ousted as the true author. This book drew critical acclaim for it’s amazing story about a veteran who turns detective and investigates the murder of a model, before anyone even knew who she was! Can I blame Ms. Rowling? Surely not, if everyone expected me to write the same genre for the rest of my life because anything else wouldn’t live up to expectations, then I would say screw it and tell my story, just not tell them who I am, it makes perfect sense! She doesn’t have to write for money anymore, she can write for the pleasure of being able to spin a story that can move people, so dose it really matter what name she uses? No, because in the end, it’s the story that matters not the author. Apparently she had hoped to keep this on the down low for a bit longer, and I can’t help but shake my head and think, ah well you didn’t use Alan Rickman as your secret keeper this time did you!


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17 responses to “The Cuckoo’s Calling and they want their book back!

  • rebornjumpman

    Interesting. I was never a big fan of the Harry Potter series but I appreciate that she’s branching out. The mark of a great author is being able to capture the imagination of the reader in any context.

    • Everyrosehasathorn

      I agree, I think it was an excellent career move for her, everyone was so harsh with Casual Vacancy because it wasn’t what was expected out of the writer of Harry Potter, but she was able to gain the approval of people without relying on her fame.

  • Book Blather

    Lol, how did people find out, that’s what I want to know. And I haven’t seen one post that mentions it…

  • Kate is

    I fear she will always be under Harry’s shadow. I think using a pseudonym is perfectly acceptable..she may go through every month of the year running from her fame.

  • quigley2001

    You know, for a pretty girl, you’re pretty smart. 😉

  • vidhichheda

    I completely agree with her choice of using a pseudonym. Harry Potter has become to big. As a major fan of harry potter, I still haven’t gotten myself to read the casual vacancy.. J.K Rowling for me starts and ends at Harry Potter. Maybe under pseudonym I’ll be able to appreciate her writing better.

    • Everyrosehasathorn

      The casual vacancy was an extreme departure from Harry Potter so not everyone is a fan, understandably, but a good book in it’s own right. I really think if people just think of it as another book as opposed to J.K. Rowling’s book then they’ll enjoy it better.

  • confessionsofanirish20something

    I honestly wish she hadn’t been outed. I am a major potterhead but I read so extensively that had I come across ‘the cukoos calling’ I probably would have appreciated it for being an excellent book in its own right. Her name is tarnished with that area of fiction that should she write anything but that, she faces intense backlash. She said herself that the world of Harry Potter was done with, seven books was an incredible feat to keep our attention. I just hope that should she try again and use another name that she not be revealed and gain a real reaction for her writing in its purest and simplest of forms. One should not judge a book based on name alone.

  • indiereadergirl0329

    I have been a little harsh on J.K. Rowling, I admit. I loved her Harry Potter series (I’m on pottermore of course!). But, the thing that bothered me was the fake bio she created claiming she was a war veteran. I just don’t think that is right. Bad plug, but I wrote this post on it.

    I think it was smart creating a pseudonym, so her younger audience wouldn’t want to read her older, mature books. But, why not do it with The Casual Vacancy then? Did she really want the sales, then?


    • Everyrosehasathorn

      I think she just wanted the reconition of being a good writer in her own right without all the hype and fame. People judged her for writing the Casual Vacancy because they didn’t expect it to come from her, so with her next book she wanted it to be accepted as a good book in it’s own right. I do agree that it is kind of questionable to use the bio of a war veteran though. I’m surprised more people haven’t caused a fuss about it, she could have chose any fake identity, but she chose one that she knew would increase sales and attention, so it is definitely in the grey area of morality.

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