The Running Grave: Cormoran Strike Book 7

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The Running Grave: Cormoran Strike Book 7

The Running Grave: Cormoran Strike Book 7

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The sequel titled The Silkworm was published in 2014 and Career of Evil arrived in 2015. However, it took three years for Lethal White to be published in 2018, and then another two years for Troubled Blood to be published in 2020.

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I am also so happy to have found, and finally, be able to write on this blog/analysis in real-time. I have spent the better part of this past year reading through the commentary on the Strike and HP Series. This will be my first post on this discussion board, but after finishing IBH on Saturday, my immediate thought was that IBH is Strike’s response to TB, which is Robin’s book. It feels like the two stories are a duology. I even wrote that up in my Goodreads review. While I take the point listed above that IBH is part of a book, I do not think it is part of a book to follow, rather it provides a conclusion to the book which came before. It’s not yet clear when the book will be published but it’s expected to be on late 2023 (or early 2024). We can’t wait to see what J.K. Rowling has in store for us in this new installment of the Cormoran Strike series. Naturally, I’m not going to give away whether this seventh entry in the series takes their relationship any further forward, although I will say that – unlike with the seventh Harry Potter book, which ended with Harry, Ron and Hermione married off to the loves of their lives – we seem a long way from a ­definitive ending to the saga. The “big news” if you read about this interview, say, at The Daily Mail, was that Rowling turned down an invitation to be in the Hogwarts Reunion party teevee special. I don’t think that makes my top five take-aways from this conversation, which would be: The series as structured thus far, as prevailing opinion here holds though Prof Freeman’s pentagram hypothesis demands serious consideration, is a seven book ring or asterisk. The public was told at one point that it was a seven book series.

We will also have 3 more books to finish the story of Leda & Rokeby (I have no idea what she’ll do about Switch and all the siblings if she does finish with Strike and Robin after book 10). So are we to believe there are ten books that have been plotted — or the textual evidence of a seven book cycle, a parallel series with the Hogwarts Saga, and the possibility there may be more (but not necessarily!) or as many or as few as the author claims?

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I go through all that to make the point that, if Rowling only wrote seven Strike novels, then the teevee program would only have seven seasons. Why give a premature death sentence to a goose laying golden eggs? When stretched to ten or more books, the series and teevee show could have a significantly longer and more profitable run.I would use poetry and its structure to describe this duology within the series. I think TB was the lyric verse of the Strike series. It dived deeply into the emotional core of the characters, particularly Robin. In response, IBH was the narrative or descriptive verse of the sonnet. It reminded me of Petrarchan construction (narrative than lyric) in reverse. There is a clear volta between books 6 and 7, as the writing tone changes between the books. Which would make sense with what John said about IBH being planned first. Both books use poetry as their major framing device for all of the different chapters and parts. Finally, TB is 7 parts long, and IBH is 7 parts long, for a total of 14 unique sections. I think that the first four books stand on their own. But, books 5 and 6 are certainly linked together, IBH is certainly the conclusion of the ideas around the roles and framing of Men and Women in society first started in TB. The author has previously said that she intends for there to be many books in the Cormoran Strike series, so there’s no doubt that Book 6 is going to happen. It’s only a question of when.

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Things certainly don’t look good from Strike’s perspective at the beginning of the book, as Robin is enjoying an apparently successful relationship with Ryan Murphy, the C I D officer she met in the last ­volume (and a man much more ­conventionally good-looking than Strike, who – in a description so familiar that it’s come to have the status of a Homeric epithet – is once again described here as “a broken-nosed Beethoven”). As fans of the series eagerly await the release of this new installment, many are likely trying to decipher the meaning behind the title and the clue that was given. Some may be speculating that “ the running grave” refers to a cemetery or burial ground where a crime or mystery takes place, while others may interpret the phrase in a more metaphorical way. The clue “disentangle the hanging venturer” adds an additional layer of intrigue and has many fans guessing what it could mean in relation to the story. Update: J.K. Rowling confirmed the clue was an anagram for the title. Rowling-Galbraith decided not to hand over adaptation rights to her Cormoran Strike stories to someone else’s teevee studio or to one of the Hollywood corporations. I think she did this because her experience in her “collaborations” with Warner Brothers have been for the most part disappointing, not to say “humiliating” for her; see Kloves’ comments about their having to “fit the lady to the dress” in making her Fantastic Beasts screenplay into a film. Rowling does not count her screenplays among the books she wrote and has said she does not consider the Potter films to be creative projects for which she can claim any kind of credit (an opinion she shares when told by a fan that they love the movies). It’s worth noting that there is also a poem by Dylan Thomas titled “When Like a Running Grave” which could also be used as a reference for the title. I think all of Rowling’s comments about the length of the Strike series have to be filed away until there is any solid evidence they contain any truth of sufficient substance to comment on.Without Louise Freeman’s brilliant literary detective work to reveal the center stage of her planning, the 5-6 Flip idea, the Strike EP possibility really wouldn’t make sense. With it, all the remnant parallels and alchemical coloring pieces fit into a relatively sloppy progression. Not to mention that Rowling’s otherwise risible public pronouncements that it is not a 7 book series now make sense.

Book 7 resolves, or at least discusses Questions I hope Book 7 resolves, or at least discusses

No, I don’t think “Follow the Money” explains Rowling-Galbraith’s decision making here. It’s just that, if she was inspired to stretch the seven book ring into, say, ten books for reasons of inspiration, artistry, plot demands, etc., it wouldn’t hurt that it also means continuing a financially successful operation both with respect to her novels and Bronte Studios. I’m going to count this contribution as a ‘Yes’ vote for Strike EP rather than as disappointment with Strike6 or with those of us who were so mistaken in creating expectations of what it would hold.This possibility fits with her comments about 10 books. It also could answer questions about some “missing elements,” such as the Silver Haired Man, Gigi the hanged singer, the rest of the Halvening story, Strike and Robin deciding to become romantic partners, a deliberate kiss to parallel the hand kiss, Pru, Rokeby, Leda, Switch, etc. I’m sure others can think of additional loose ends, critical steps towards resolving the mystery of Leda’s death, and missing relationship milestones.



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