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One of the true classics in the crime genre for me, and as far as I‘m concerned Agatha Christie‘s best book, And Then There Were None. What would you choose?
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Not as exciting as I originally thought it would be. I understand some of the reviews saying it felt as though Agatha Christie didn't choose the murderer until after she had finished writing. I enjoy being able to pick up on clues along the way and solve the mystery too. In some parts it was difficult to remember all of the characters, their personalities were meshed together. Especially the men. Overall I give this book 2.5 stars.
This was a re-read for me for my sister‘s book club. Luckily for me I didn‘t remember who the murderer was so it was like I was reading it for the first time. I did like this more the second time but I wish Christie had given us more clues along the way so we could feel more involved as readers in solving the mystery ourselves. I think she wrote the story and then went back and decided who the murderer was which isn‘t as good for the reader.
The most fun I've had with an audiobook yet; it's narrated by Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey fans, heads up). I've stayed away from any movies based on Agatha Christie books just because I want to pick my way slowly through all her novels, in full suspense. This was well worth the wait: ten strangers are invited to an island by a mysterious owner only to realize it's a trap. One of them is not who they say they are and is intent on killing the rest.
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1. I usually enjoy surprises in stories, but not ones that come out of nowhere. I appreciate good foreshadowing.
2. This one just blew my mind when I first read it. 🤯
3. The thing I love the best about Christie, is that when I go back and reread I find all the breadcrumbs she laid out.
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Enjoyable, but not engrossing. I don‘t feel like the mystery was one I could have figured out, and that disappoints me. Also, I knew the hints of the supernatural were not going to go anywhere, but I so wanted them to!
I will read more Christie… if only because I noticed after I started reading this that the overdue book club book was actually Murder On the Orient Express 🤦🏻♀️
My first Agatha Christie book! 😛 This was a great little read! It kept me riveted, it kept me on the edge of my seat, and it kept me guessing. Admittedly it requires a great degree of suspension of disbelief, but the effect was still fantastic. The characters weren‘t great, but they were good enough I suppose. The writing was a little simplistic, but the story was mostly well told. I can see why this is one of the bestselling books ever. 😮
This is such a quick read, I read the entire thing in five hours. It's very straight to the point in terms of plot, there's no fluff or fancy sentences, every word is there for a reason. Same for the characters, you only know what you need to know about them, there's no added filler to flesh them out.
This whole book is designed for you as the reader to figure out who is the murderer. To me it felt very much like the boardgame cluedo.
1. Jessica Fletcher from Murder She Wrote. I think she‘d have lots of great stories, would let me read when I wanted to, and maybe we‘d solve a murder whilst stuck in the house!
2. Get some exercise, if you feel up to it and then eat the extra calories you burn in comfort food.
3. Really any murder mystery will do. Cozies welcome and appreciated as well.
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And they will find ten dead bodies and an unsolved problem on Soldier Island.
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I listened to the book and it was excellent. I loved how convoluted the story was and the insight the reader was given into each character's mindset. The movie version I watched was from 1945 and they changed the story too much. I didn't enjoy it.
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Squid Game is the modern retelling of Agatha Christie‘s And Then There Were None, and you cannot convince me otherwise. The psychology in choosing the players, the island setting, the children‘s games, and the 001 ‘character twist‘ are too many to be coincidental!
It‘s a very decent retelling though I just prefer a darker cinematic look.
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I haven‘t been prepared these past couple of months for #bookspin. I decided to make my list a few days early for October. If I‘m able to finish any of these books in September then I‘ll just add a free spot for something scary.
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1️⃣ The Challenger explosion. I still remember the teacher sitting us all down to tell us what had happened and honoring the astronauts.
2️⃣ Bookstore. I want to have my own copy and know it‘s available to me at all times!
2️⃣ Tagged! As a kid I loved mysteries (Encyclopedia Brown, Three Investigators, Hardy Boys), but this one was like none I had ever read before! 😱
1. 9/11 - I was in 5th grade. I remember being at recess and suddenly we were all called back inside. None of us knew why and they wouldn't tell us.
2. The library. Especially Libby
3. When I was a teenager, the Twilight series. I was obsessed. But finding my actual love for reading now and making time to read, it all started with the tagged book. It's how I realized that I like the mystery/thriller genre.
Read this in the dark for #Summerween. Man, Christie was so talented - how in the world could someone CREATE this storyline?? Ten people come to an island under what quickly turns out to be mysterious circumstances. Then they start dying, 1 by 1. They figure out that the killer must be one of the guests. But who? So many plots over time have been twists on this classic!
Although I had to take notes to keep all the characters straight, this was an incredible read! I love to try and solve mysteries before the author reveals the answers, but I was nowhere close on this one. I imagine the rest of her books are just as good- which ones should I be sure to read?
After reading this book, I finally gotta know why Agatha Christie is known as the 'queen of mystery'. The setting of the book was amazing, every twists and turns turns were fantastic. This book hooked me from the very beginning to the last and it was all worth it.
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The Queen of Crime did it again for me on this one. Did not see the resolution coming. I love how she leaves absolutely nothing up to interpretation or debate, and that every single thing has an explanation. Dan Stevens as the audiobook narrator was fantastic.