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ferskner
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#agathachristieclubR2 friends: I'm so sorry for being so late with this info. My hold for Dumb Witness in May came in super late (like at the end of the month) and I'd hoped to read it quickly to keep us on schedule, but there are too many things going on right now for me to be able to get to it. So I'm hoping y'all are okay with holding off until next month instead. I apologize! I miss having reading time.

Librarybelle No worries from me - I myself am so far behind on reading these! 🤦🏻‍♀️ 2w
ferskner @Librarybelle I'm hoping that me being overwhelmed will help you get caught up ;) 2w
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Librarybelle I think I need many, many months to get caught up 😂 I‘m seriously contemplating starting an Agatha Christie book discussion group at the library so I can catch up with this group! 2w
suvata I have decided to join you guys. A little late but better than never. Dumb Witness coming right up… 2w
ferskner @suvata yay!!!! 2w
bthegood No worries. It's on my list for July - thanks - 🌞 (edited) 2w
TheAromaofBooks I'm here for the discussion whenever we get to it!! I also really enjoy having a Christie “assignment“ as I've read all of them before so love having some direction for rereads!! 😂 2w
sarahbellum I‘m a few books behind myself. Next up for me is The ABC Murders, so feel free to take all the time you need 🙂 2w
Emu No worries. I‘m way behind anyway. 🙈 2w
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3. Christie brings in several detectives from past novels. Did you enjoy revising these characters? Which detectives would you have liked to be included in this group?

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TheAromaofBooks I always love seeing Superintendent Battle. He's one of my favorites. 2mo
ferskner @TheAromaofBooks I think it's fun to see these characters together, especially when I don't necessarily love the books in which they appear. It reminds me how great the characters are and how I would have liked to see more of them in other (better) outings. 2w
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2. This book introduces Ariadne Oliver, who is widely considered to be a stand-in for Christie herself. What did you think of this character? What commentary is Christie making on her role as the author?

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TheAromaofBooks I am not always a fan of authors writing themselves (or versions of themselves) into their stories, but I absolutely love Ariadne. She's so funny and self-depreciating, and listening to her complain about how she randomly decided to make her detective a Finn and now she's stuck with him just brings me joy every time haha 2mo
ferskner @TheAromaofBooks YES! I totally know what you mean about some of the issues of authors writing themselves into their books, but Christie definitely strikes the perfect balance. She's commenting on the ridiculousness of her situation while also being aware that it's ridiculous that she feels that way, you know what I mean? 2w
TheAromaofBooks Exactly, and she doesn't take herself too seriously. One series I read the author wrote herself in and basically made this character a paragon of every kind of virtue and it annoyed me SO much how she spent all this time basically bragging about herself and how amazing she was. Christie makes herself an absent-minded, somewhat ridiculous middle-aged woman who scatters apple cores everywhere she goes, and I love it. 2w
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#agathachristieclubR2: I'm trying to get caught up on stuff, I have no idea what month we're on, so here we go!

Please remember to tag anyone who has previously commented!

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

TheAromaofBooks This isn't my favorite Christie, but I did enjoy it. I really liked the way that she made this a sort of “locked room“ type mystery with only three possible suspects. 2mo
ferskner @TheAromaofBooks I agree! I think it's also really fun that she brings so many past characters together. If only Miss Marple had been there! 2w
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Laughterhp
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Death on the Nile is on Hulu. I wanted to see it in theaters but just didn‘t get to it.

I‘m already annoyed with the beginning. I‘m hoping it gets better and stays closer to the story! And I love Gal Gadot 💚

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DGRachel I can't bring myself to watch that mustache. Branaugh's version of Murder on the Orient Express was so awful. I hope this one gets better for you!! 3mo
Laughterhp @DGRachel They‘ve added a backstory to this one about the “why” behind the mustache. 🙄🙄 3mo
LiteraryinLawrence I watched it and was VERY disappointed as a Christie purist. @Laughterhp You were right to miss it @DGRachel ! Though I guess I‘m glad I saw it to know what people are complaining about? 3mo
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Laughterhp @LiteraryinLawrence Unfortunately these are the only 2 Christie adaptations I‘ve seen 😬😬 I feel like I should probably change that lol 3mo
DGRachel The 2016 miniseries of And Then There Were None with Aiden Turner was fantastic. I also like the Tommy & Tuppence series that Acorn TV did as well. Those episodes are fun. 3mo
LiteraryinLawrence @Laughterhp That‘s ok! That means you get to discover the magic of David Suchet as Poirot for the first time! He‘s my favorite. 💗 3mo
DGRachel Also, the 1974 movie version of Murder on the Orient Express is so much better than Branagh‘s version and truer to the novel. 3mo
Laughterhp @LiteraryinLawrence Oh my, I just finished this movie and am so mad at the ending. My husband was laughing at how upset I was. 3mo
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AnneCecilie
Cards on the Table (Poirot) | Agatha Christie
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In the forward to this mystery, Christie writes that the story has 4 suspects to the murder. And even with 4 suspects and the unveiling of their backstory, I still get surprised at the ending. I‘m easy to fool, and Christie is a master storyteller.

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Ruthiella This one is particularly good, I agree! 3mo
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4. This novel seems to rely on psychological insight of the victim more than other Christie novels, perhaps because she was based on a real person, Catherine Wooley. Do you think her assessments are accurate, or fair? Did you like this kind of characterization? #agathachristieclubR2

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3. Poirot makes quite a late appearance in the book. Did you think this worked? Did it benefit the plot or make it less enjoyable for you? #agathachristieclubR2

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2. This is Christie's first novel set in the world of archeology, a theme that will continue, thanks to her marriage to Max Mallowan. How did you like her treatment of the setting? #agathachristieclubR2

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I'm so late on these #agathachristieclubR2 questions that it's been my next month already! I was traveling at the beginning of the month and didn't get my book requested, so I was late in reading it. But here we go!

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

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