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TamTracy
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Pickpick

Took me a while to really get into this book but once I did I was hooked and couldn‘t wait to find out whodunit. Good old fashion minder mystery. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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peanutnine
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Pickpick

Slowly working my way through Christie's works. I was excited to get to this one since the movie recently came out. It was a little slow going at first with a lot of character set up but I really enjoyed the twist in the end

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mandarchy
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This quote 😆. I've only read 2 Christie books. Both times I was startled by the vocabulary. The 1st time was reading the Orient Expess. The book was cataloged in my gradeschool library and included the word orgy. This time I was shocked by the 20th century normative racist mores. 😳 I wasn't expecting it. I think people read books like this for the same reason I got sucked into Downton Abbey. If someone could just tell me what that reason is..?

mandarchy I can't help but point out that the word orgy also appears in Peter Pan. When these books were published it just meant crazy party. My grandfather used to refer to the crazy stuff kids did as orgies. So unsettling to hear gramps say it 😳 1w
KathyWheeler There‘s a lot of very casual racism and anti-foreign sentiment in Christie‘s novels. I just started reading her books a few years ago and was very shocked by it. 7d
Scochrane26 I like Christie books because she usually has a creative ending & they‘re fast reads. The racism & foreigner references I try to ignore, as well as the term “old pussies”, which is used often in the Miss Marple series lol 7d
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mandarchy @KathyWheeler what a relief publishers are finally publishing alternate perspectives and making casual racism (never should have been a thing) unacceptable. I think I'll return to the 21st century. 7d
mandarchy @Scochrane26 this last week that has been the p word, I had to hear Colbert joke about T grabbing it to finally get what the p word was. I work with children. Swearing is so out of my norm. The p word is poop where I work. 7d
Scochrane26 @mandarchy I typically hate the p word, but it makes me laugh when I read it in a Christie book, maybe because I know it means something different. 6d
mandarchy @Scochrane26 we had a cat dish labeled with the p word in the '80s. It was so fun to wait for our exchange students to ask about it. That word is not a problem for me and that's why I wondered why they said p-word instead of pussy in the news. I was more shocked by the use of the n word in the book. 6d
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sprainedbrain
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Mehso-so

I almost made this a pick, but I‘m not sure I liked it enough. The pacing was sloooooow and I struggled to stay interested. Once the murder *finally* happened, I had it figured out early and that‘s always a little disappointing. Still, it was well written (if dated) and I enjoyed the little bits of humor.

⭐️⭐️⭐️

This will be on the way home to you tomorrow, @persephone1408 😃

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Kaarin
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd | Agatha Christie
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Pickpick

Landed the ending

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BookDadGirlDad
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Misdirection on a family scale. Excellent twists and turns that keep you changing your mind. Classic. @TheAromaofBooks June #bookspin

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1w
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kspenmoll
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#192025 #challenge
Ok, I went on book sites to order an inexpensive copy and found this edition for about $6. But in truth it was the cover art that prompted me to buy it. What I did not realize was that it is like an 8x11 magazine!

Librarybelle How awesome! 2w
tokorowilliamwallace Yes, like a literary magazine. Nice edition! One of the benefits of thrifting or buying secondhand is the older editions one can find---makes it more interesting. 2w
kspenmoll @tokorowilliamwallace @Librarybelle Totally agree with you both! 2w
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Andrew65
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd | AGATHA. CHRISTIE
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A classic Agatha Christie book, and one of her early books starring Hercule Poirot, interestingly without Hastings at this side. An interesting story with quite a different ending. Definitely recommended.

My 3rd book finished for the #JoysofJune Readathon, and the 10th book for the #BigJuneReadthon.

Clwojick I‘ll have to check it out… I‘ve enjoyed some Hercule books, but been completely bored by others. 2w
Andrew65 @Clwojick Think this is one of the better ones. 2w
curiouserandcurioser @Andrew65 i just recently bought this one-looking forward to it:) 2w
Andrew65 @curiouserandcurioser Hope you enjoy it. 2w
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Magpiegem
Mysterious Affair at Styles | Agatha Christie
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28/22 In the UK David Suchet IS Poirot. As a mystery fan, Agatha Christie, is hugely lacking from my life. Although I did watch Poirot in the 90s. I‘m starting from the beginning and I‘m going to work my way through them all starting with this one published in 1920. It was interesting to see the character of Poirot begining to develop and I enjoyed the courthouse scenes. But Hastings… what a twit 😂 #booked2022 #adaptedforthesmallscreen

Cinfhen Love both the review and the accompanying photo 😍 2w
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Andrew65
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd | Agatha Christie
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Starting a new audiobook, one of the true all-time classics.

#JoysOfJune #BigJuneReadathon

@Clwojick

tpixie The book she published right around when she disappeared. A great companion book 2w
AlaMich This is a good ‘un! 2w
Andrew65 @tpixie I really enjoyed this book recently based on the disappearance, some interesting theories but very much fiction. Thanks for your tag, will investigate it. 2w
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Andrew65 @AlaMich The fourth book in the series, but feels like an introduction to Poirot in this book 2w
tpixie @Andrew65 thanks. I‘ll have to look into it! 2w
Clwojick Woohoo! 2w
kspenmoll Fantastic! I gobbled up Christie‘s books when I was young. This one has stuck with me. 2w
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