The Cormorant is the third book in Chuck Wendig’s Miriam Black series. (The first two are Blackbirds and Mockingbird.) These books are intriguing and well-written, as well as entertaining as hell given that Miriam is prone to speaking her mind and she has an extensive vocabulary, as well as the power to tell when people are going to die. The third book didn’t disappoint at all, as Miriam answers a Craigslist ad and finds herself tangled up in a messy plot for revenge against her. The FBI shows up for some reason, and, also bizarre, Miriam reaches a sort of rapprochement with her mother, from whom she’s been estranged for a very long time. The author manages to combine the supernatural with a tightly told, well-written tale that brings Miriam to life in a way few characters manage. She is ultimately, to the end, herself – scarred, scared, tough, angry, and always ready to get up off the floor and take another shot.
Laura is Louisiana born and raised, and now lives in the Greater Washington DC Metropolitan area, where she landed after forays to Hawaii, Florida, Texas, and Colorado. She has a BA in Political Science, an MS in Project Management, and an MS in Information Systems Security, but that's only because she failed to find a program in Voracious Book Consumption.
She dreams of writing a terrible paranormal romance one day, but knows that chances are slim she'll actually get there. Meanwhile she works in Cybersecurity and enhances her crazy cat lady skillz.
She is still not a robot. But then a robot would say that, right?
Permanent link to this article: http://www.thefrumiousconsortium.net/2015/01/06/the-cormorant-miriam-black-by-chuck-wendig/
- Al Singh
- Doug Merrill
- Doreen Sheridan
- The Loosening Skin by Aliya Whiteley
- European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman (The Extraordinary Adventures of the Athena Club #2) by Theodora Goss
- Firefly: Big Damn Hero by Nancy Holder and James Lovegrove
- Three Dark Crowns (Three Dark Crowns #1) by Kendare Blake
- An Interview with Aliya Whiteley, author of The Arrival Of Missives
- Ed Ott
- John Pitzel
- Lars N. Goldschlager
- L.M. Davenport
- Laura Eilers
- Maou Tsaou
- Professor X
- Robert Maedgen
- Sylvere Ap Leanan
- The Shire
- The Loosening Skin by Aliya Whiteley December 12, 2018
- European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman (The Extraordinary Adventures of the Athena Club #2) by Theodora Goss December 11, 2018
- Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff December 9, 2018
- A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles December 7, 2018
- Night of Stone by Catherine Merridale December 2, 2018
- Crosstalk by Connie Willis November 30, 2018
- Maria Stuart by Friedrich Schiller November 29, 2018
- The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps by Kai Ashante Wilson November 28, 2018
- Firefly: Big Damn Hero by Nancy Holder and James Lovegrove November 28, 2018
- Three Dark Crowns (Three Dark Crowns #1) by Kendare Blake November 18, 2018