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#agathachristieclubR2 as mentioned a while back, I'm doing book judging for the ALA Reading List this year and our judging months are brutal. Therefore, I'm building in a break for December to help me out. Our January book will be Appointment with Death, which I know some of you have already read (sorry 😔), and I'm looking forward to discussing it with you! We're coming up on some of my favorite Christies this year!

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3. These stories are closer to novellas than her typical short stories. Did you think this was successful? Would you have preferred them to be longer or shorter?

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TheAromaofBooks I'm not a short story person, so the longer the better haha I did feel like there was a little more room to develop some characters beyond names, especially in the story where the guy gets shot in the locked study - there's a whole house party there, and these slightly longer stories helped me feel like I had time to learn a little more about them. now
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2. Which story was your favorite, and why?

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Hi #agathachristieclubR2 friends! I'm drowning in book-judging duties this right now and of course behind on posting, so I'm going to do this quick so I can clear my mind!

1. Did you enjoy this book? Why or why not?

Laughterhp I read this one a long time ago but then tried to reread it. I wasn‘t feeling the audiobook, so I stopped my reread. From what I remember, I did like this one, but wasn‘t my favorite. 9h
TheAromaofBooks These weren't my all-time favorites, but that's partially because I'm not a big short-story reader. Still, Christie does fool me every time, so there's that 😂 @Laughterhp now
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4. What did you think of Christie's portrayal of Egypt in the novel? Were you satisfied with the level of detail, or did you want more? Was her depiction of the country and its people enjoyable or difficult to read?

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TheAromaofBooks Definitely the weak point in the story - it feels like this story could have taken place anywhere, as long as it was on a tour boat! I definitely could have used more Egyptian descriptions!! 1mo
MrsK It was as much like a snowed in manor mystery with the boat stepping in for the manor. You know Egypt is out there, but you can‘t get to it. 1mo
Emu I agree with the others. This could have taken place almost anywhere on a tour boat or a smaller cruise. 1mo
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3. Did you feel about the characters of Jackie, Linnet, and Simon? Did you have sympathy for any of them, or did you dislike them? How does Poirot view each of them?

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TheAromaofBooks I both disliked and had sympathy for them. Each was so narrow-minded in their own way, and so discontented. In some books, Poirot takes on that sort of fatherly/advise-giving aspect, and I actually loved his warning about letting evil in, because it will take over. I really felt like the pacing/character revelations in this one was really well done. 1mo
MrsK I couldn‘t like any of them. Each had an objective which they would see fulfilled… no matter the cost to anyone else. 1mo
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2. Death on the Nile has been adapted for the screen many times. What do you think makes this book so attractive to directors and screenwriters over other Christie novels?

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TheAromaofBooks I think the closed-yet-exotic setting definitely lends itself to the film (although I've never watched any of those adaptations). This one also has a reasonable number of characters instead of 37 different villagers, so I think that helps! 😂 1mo
MrsK I agree with the @TheAromaofBooks re: a closed setting. It heightens the tension which makes for a good movie. 1mo
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Ugh. #agathachristieclubR2 friends, I'm so sorry to be posting questions to this book weeks (months?) late. Without going into boring detail, the last couple of months have been downright bad for me, plus I finally got covid! So even though I had posts ready, my mind just wasn't here. But I miss y'all, so please forgive me, and we'll fit in what we can before my committee reading takes over in November.

1. Did you enjoy this book? Why or why not?

Linsy I'm so sorry to hear that!!! We're just happy you're with us now :) I really enjoyed this book! Read it waaay early (last October), but remember being intrigued and surprised by how much I liked it! Still havent seen the new movie version yet though, and that was the reason I read it so early! 🤦‍♀️ 1mo
SarahBookInterrupted I‘m so sorry about your hard time and the Covid. Take care of yourself. I read this one 2 years ago after the Orient Express and started reading a bunch of Hercule Poirot books. @Linsy I‘m looking forward to the movie as well. I watched the Orient Express after reading it. I thought it was pretty good. 1mo
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bthegood glad you are better 🙂 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Glad you are feeling better!! I also didn't get Covid until this year! Exciting times. I'm always excited to see the book discussion questions get posted, no matter how late they are haha

This is one of Christie's books that has grown on me over rereads. Initially I wasn't that impressed with it, but my most recent reread I quite enjoyed it.
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MrsK Glad you‘re better! DOTN has a lot of good misdirection, as well as some very subtle clues placed throughout allowing the reader to “investigate” along with Poirot. Really enjoyed this one. 1mo
Emu Hope you‘re feeling better. I liked the book though it was a re-read and I started to remember the plot and who did it along the way 😁 1mo
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• Litsy Group Read for September 2022
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#StoryGraph: fiction classics crime mystery mysterious slow-paced
304 pages | first published 1938

A repugnant Amercian widow is killed during a trip to Petra...

Mrs. Boynton is found with a tiny puncture mark on her wrist was the only sign of the fatal injection that had killed her. Hercule Poirot has just 24 hours to solve this mystery.

mabell Repugnant - a perfect word for her! 2mo
suvata @mabell She truly was. LOL 2mo
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A highly entertaining read, filled with fascinating psychology, and a solution that is so clever and so simple—after Poirot explained it to me that is. One of my favorites. #agathachristieclubr2

Ruthiella Also one of my favorites…so atmospheric! 2mo
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