The Silkworm is the second book in the famous series of the detective Cormoran Strike and the young assistant Robin Ellacott by Robert Galbraith, another pseudonym of writer J. K. Rowling – the mother of famous legendary fiction Harry Potter.
- Mysterious horror
As a criminal novel with consecutive knots and unexpected turns. The Silkworm is not merely a story about a crime case but it is also a psychological story with a dramatic, charismatic way of telling through choking knots. At the same time, the story of the loveless detective and the newly engaged assistant also happened to be funny situations with unique and charismatic views.
In terms of the plot, The Silkworm tells about the missing of a novelist, Owen Quine. After the mysterious disappearance of her husband, his wife went to meet private investigator Cormoran Strike to ask for help. At first, she thought her husband just went somewhere a few days so she wanted to ask Strike to find him. The attraction gradually revealed when Detective Strike embarked on an investigation. Strike discovered behind Quine’s disappearance were many revealing things. Upon discovering Quine’s corpse being killed in an extremely disconcerting situation, Detective Strike began the race against time to find out the motive of the killer …
The attraction of this book lies in how the situation is tightened and disassembled at the appropriate time by the author, making readers think that they have gathered enough evidence but still have to wait for the final conclusion in the final chapter. Besides, the story also incorporates some very smooth, light and deep emotional elements and actions that increase the positive effect on the work. The murder is created according to the details of a book and the victim murdered inhumanely is the author: the rotten corpse, cooked and eaten … However, if you are a loyal fan of detective genre, you will not be too surprised with the content of this book.
- Silkworm silk
Next, Robert’s story takes the views of both Strike and Ellacott. If you notice, in almost all male main detective work, there’s a female follower. Thanks to cleverly intertwining the characters and going deep into the heart, aspirations, swirling into the private life of the male and female couple of the male and female couple, readers will have space to escape if they feel suffocated with those criminal story page.
Also, the greatness of The Silkworm lies in the fact that it is a story with no loopholes. The author is very intelligent in handling and judging situations. Robert Galbraith takes the reader through her fantasies, judgments about who killed the perverted writer. The way the author opens each clue for readers is quite similar to the image of a worm giving its silk as the title of the novel itself. In addition, in each chapter of the story, instead of naming it, the author has quoted the sentences in other works, so that we must reflect on the content and implications of the chapter. So The Silkworm can be said to be one of the best detective books of all time.
However, it is undeniable that The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith is still severly influenced by English literature because of the heavy details, meticulous description, and gothic colors of the work. But no matter what, The Silkworm turned itself off the big shadow that Harry Potter left behind. That is the greatest success that the book brings.