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The Rowling Magazine Issue #48 · December 2020

Troubled Doubles: Doppelgängers in Strike – Part 2

If Hogwarts Professor is right that Strike (like Harry Potter) is organised around a seven-novel plan, then Lethal White (as the fourth novel) is a pivot. This idea pairs up the novels before and after Lethal White, for we can expect that in this series – as in Harry Potter – will be organised in a […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #47 · November 2020

Troubled Doubles: Doppelgängers in Strike – Part 1

In Cuckoo’s Calling, the opening book of the Strike series, Robert Galbraith/J.K. Rowling argues that the human brain is drawn to symmetry. Walking past the Queen’s Gate into Hyde Park, Strike notices something that, the narrator implies, others do not: ‘incurably observant, he noted the sculpture of the doe and fawn on one pillar and […]

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