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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

And Then There Were None - Agatha Christie

Believe it or not, this was the first Agatha Christie that I have ever read - and I have read alot of books. I cannot believe that it has taken me this long to actually sit down and read one of her books. My daughter was assigned this book in her 8th grade lit class and she asked me to read it with her - so I have her (and her teacher) to thank!

I loved this book - this is what a true "whodunit" should read like. Everytime that I thought I had it all figured out - nope - I would have to start from square one. It really wasn't until the final chapter that I found out who the killer was.

About the book: Ten people are invited to Indian Island for a week's vacation - all under somewhat vague circumstances - but they all agree to come. Somewhere in each of their pasts they have all been directly or indirectly responsible for the deaths of at least one person - and this is all brought to light the first evening. Shortly thereafter victim number one is poisoned. One by one the people are picked off - heightening the psychological tension of the remaining victims.

I was hooked after the first chapter. Somewhere in the past I had gotten the idea in my head that Agatha Christie's works would be hard to read/hard to understand. I am not sure where this idea came from. The book flowed very quickly and I had a hard time putting it down. I am definitely going to read more by her in the coming year!

This book also fits into the following book challenges: Unread Authors, Book to Movies, Lit Flicks, and Genre Challenge.


ladystorm said...

You know I have never read one of her books either, I am going to try and get one hers to read. I actually played this book as a game on my PC and it was fun trying to figure out whodonit.

Happy Thanksgiving,

LuAnn said...

This is one of my favorite Agatha Christie books. They are all easy to read but hard to figure out the culprit.

Jessica said...

I haven't read any Agatha Christie either. Shame on me. This one sounds intriguing though. Congrats on finishing a Lit Flicks Challenge selection. Are you going to see the movie?

Kristi said...

Jessica - I am going to see the movie if our library has it! My son and I are going later this week so I am going to check it out then.



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