I’m still a little hazy on what book trailers are supposed to accomplish and who they are for. I usually only watch them after I have read a book since I like to form my own opinions before entertaining any others. The trailer for Daniel O’Malley’s The Rook is not what I expected it to be at all. It conveys the humor of the novel, but none of the suspense or intrigue which made it such a captivating read. Though the trailer is very funny, with the irreverent receptionist fielding calls regarding supernatural sightings, I definitely wouldn’t have picked up The Rook if it was all I had to go on.