Sunday, January 15, 2017

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

And Then There Were NoneAnd Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was my first Agatha Christie book, but I have seen several tv shows based on her work, and so was expecting a smart, quick-paced murder mystery that left me in total surprise at the end. And that is exactly what I got.

I like murder mysteries because they are dichotomous by natural. The logic of deductive reasoning combined with the raw, emotional fear of death. The unexpected revelations are just as fascinating as the unexpected events. A tray of drinks dropping, a door slamming, a shot ringing out.

One of the things I love about these books is the classic language. At first you have to pay attention to translate words and phrases into modern American English, but if the book is well written you soon stop noticing the different terms and it all feels natural. Then you stop reading or listening of course, and you find yourself wanting to call people sir or some other proper sort of thing.

If you at all enjoy mysteries, this is a must-read.

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