It really bothers me that J.K. Rowling got ‘outed’ as being the actual person behind the Robert Galbraith pseudonym. She obviously chose to release the Galbraith books under this name for a reason, and the voice, tone and themes of this novel are completely different from those of Harry Potter, but because of her name they will be unavoidably linked and compared, and I find that frustrating for a few reasons:
1. These crime novels are not books written by the ‘bestselling author of the Harry Potter series’ – they are quiet, unassuming stories that fit seamlessly into the private eye / whodunnit genre. They do not exist on the same literary level or universal scale as the Harry Potter series and they’re not meant to, but silly people will see Rowling’s name and think that’s what they should be.
2. Personally I would have liked to have been able…
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