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Bianco letale (Italian Edition) (edition 2019)

by Robert Galbraith (Author), Loredana Serratore (Translator), Valentina Daniele (Translator), Laura Serra (Translator), Barbara Ronca (Translator)

Series: Cormoran Strike (4)

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"When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike's office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed, and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story. But before Strike can question him further, Billy bolts from his office in a panic. Trying to get to the bottom of Billy's story, Strike and Robin Ellacott--once his assistant, now a partner in the agency--set off on a twisting trail that leads them through the backstreets of London, into a secretive inner sanctum within Parliament, and to a beautiful but sinister manor house deep in the countryside. And during this labyrinthine investigation, Strike's own life is far from straightforward: his newfound fame as a private eye means he can no longer operate behind the scenes as he once did. Plus, his relationship with his former assistant is more fraught than it ever has been--Robin is now invaluable to Strike in the business, but their personal relationship is much, much trickier than that."--Amazon.… (more)
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Title:Bianco letale (Italian Edition)
Authors:Robert Galbraith (Author)
Other authors:Loredana Serratore (Translator), Valentina Daniele (Translator), Laura Serra (Translator), Barbara Ronca (Translator)
Info:Salani Editore (2019)
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As many others have said, this is a long book. When you enjoy reading mysteries/crime/detective novels I believe you start to inherently avoid BIG books. Far too often, in my experience, when a crime novel goes past 3 to 400 pages too often there is a high level of verbosity, pages devoted to minutia (do I care for a full page description of how Jame Bond wants his martini made?), stories what wander off into who knows what and descriptions so flowery, detailed and overwhelming that I forget what important is going on. Well I over came this prejudice as I had really enjoyed the first 3 books in this series. I am glad I did.

For the most part with just a change in the crime being investigated this is just a continuance of the prior novels. The principles are the same, their lives are continuing on the courses they were, the personal disasters (or life crises) are still prevalent and the world outside continues moving onward. Strike continues struggling with his prosthetic and his personal life is still a mess. Robin gets married and the ceremony is basically anticlimactic to the marriage itself. Throughout the story the impact of outside influences for both Strike and Robin are evident creating a better understanding of both of them and providing insight into both as individuals.

The critical part of this book is the ability of Galbraith to provide a meaningful pace for a very long complex story. The character development is very good with even the secondary characters coming to life. The writing is much better than average and when a scene needs to be set Galbraith makes the reader feel like they have been there and are watching the characters in a familiar setting. To make a mystery this long and still be a satisfying read the writer has to hit on all aspects and with this book they do.

What I have found on this series the pace is never blistering, everything develops as it needs too. The key, to me, is the fact the core stories are always well thought out and totally believable. Would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well written mystery and is not bothered by a long complex story that evolves at a realistic pace. ( )
  can44okie | Aug 28, 2020 |
Quando comecei a ler essa série de livros, lá com O Chamado do Cuco, esperava mais romances investigativos onde a história do detetive seria um plano de fundo enquanto o mistério e a busca pela solução do caso seriam o foco e o centro da história. Três livros depois, e especialmente após o gancho no final de Vocação Para o Mal, essa expectativa foi completamente invertida.

As primeiras páginas de Branco Letal contam o que acontece imediatamente após o fim do antecessor. Acompanhamos Cormoran e Robin durante a festa de casamento e essas páginas são um verdadeiro deleite. Alternando a narração entre os dois protagonistas, a leitura flui tão facilmente que o tamanho pouco convidativo do livro deixa de parecer um desafio. A expectativa pela interação entre eles, o pensamento de ambos se complementando, rever esses personagens e finalmente saber o que acontece após a emblemática última fala do livro anterior, tudo isso faz as primeiras páginas voarem. Infelizmente, esse ritmo não dura tanto.

Logo somos apresentados aos casos (sim, no plural), a personagens novos, a uma nova e intricada trama que é muito bem amarrada. O problema é que a narrativa do livro precisa parar para cada novo elemento assim como a alternância de foco entre a investigação e a vida pessoal testa o seu interesse sobre tudo o que acontece. Imagina estar lendo um capítulo de um personagem que você ama em um livro de As Crônicas de Gelo e Fogo e logo em seguida passar pra um que você detesta? Essa foi a sensação que eu tive.

Eu estava ávido por cada página que contasse sobre a vida pessoal de Robin. Bastante interessado sobre a situação envolvendo os Chiswell. Pouco, quase nada curioso, sobre a história de Billy. E definitivamente entediado em cada página sobre a vida pessoal de Cormoran. Tive que fazer mais esforço pra encontrar um ritmo bom entre cada mudança de foco do que “Galbraith" fez ao juntar tudo na narrativa, o que é o maior problema do livro.

Felizmente, para mim, também é o único. Uma vez que encontrei o ritmo e que as introduções cessaram, engatei bem no ritmo e o terço final se mostrou o melhor da série até agora. Os detalhes da investigação e dos casos finalmente se tornando mais claros, a relação entre Robin e Cormoran e suas vidas pessoais, as viradas na história, um momento particularmente tenso durante o clímax... é tudo tão instigante que é difícil não devorar a partir de certa página.

Ainda sei onde o colocaria num ranking entre os livros do Strike, mas sei que, independente da posição, é mais uma ótima adição a esta série que está se tornando uma das que mais antecipo ansiosamente por cada lançamento. ( )
  kk3thess | Aug 23, 2020 |
Once again Galbraith, a.k.a, J.K. Rowling, kept me guessing and kept me interested in the lives of her main characters Comoran Strike and Robin Ellacott! Compared to the other books in the series, it seemed a little long - but I was involved with multiple work library projects, and reading other books this past month as well - which may contribute to it feeling longer to me. ( )
  Lisa_Francine | Aug 5, 2020 |
Nice to be with Cormoran and Robyn again. I appreciated the real places and historic characters that I could look up. I needed to refer to the dictionary often to appreciate the authors vocabulary. She is also a good observer of people and a good student of communication.
Full on action from page one. Very complex plot.
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  GeoffSC | Jul 25, 2020 |
When we last saw Robin Ellacott and Cormoran Strike, they had solved a high profile case, and Robin was preparing to marry her longtime boyfriend, Matt. When a troubled young man named Billy comes to the agency with a memory of a murder from years ago, Strike is intrigued. Soon it emerges that there are connections with another case that Strike and Robin are working, and they are off on a labyrinthine chase through the upper classes, anarchist cells, and the houses of Parliament. This is the fourth and longest of the Cormoran Strike books, and lots of fun. ( )
  rglossne | Jul 1, 2020 |
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"When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike's office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed, and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story. But before Strike can question him further, Billy bolts from his office in a panic. Trying to get to the bottom of Billy's story, Strike and Robin Ellacott--once his assistant, now a partner in the agency--set off on a twisting trail that leads them through the backstreets of London, into a secretive inner sanctum within Parliament, and to a beautiful but sinister manor house deep in the countryside. And during this labyrinthine investigation, Strike's own life is far from straightforward: his newfound fame as a private eye means he can no longer operate behind the scenes as he once did. Plus, his relationship with his former assistant is more fraught than it ever has been--Robin is now invaluable to Strike in the business, but their personal relationship is much, much trickier than that."--Amazon.

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