This week’s review is And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie. One of my favorite ways to rest is by curling up with a good book. Like movies and music, all genres appeal to me, and I give all books a chance to be ‘heard’!
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And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
As an avid book reader, I feel there are certain authors I should read and Agatha Christie is one of them. She is an iconic mystery writer of bestselling novels loved around the world. Even with this prestigious reputation, I was disappointed in the first Christie novel I read, And Then There Were None.
Twelve individuals are invited to an isolated island known as Soldier Island by a mystery host/hostess for unknown reasons. Each person has a suspicion of who invited them, but the reason for the invitation is not certain. As they arrive on the island, the strangers meet for the first time and realize they make an odd bunch with virtually nothing in common aside from the link to the person who invited them to the island.
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Everything is catered for them to spend the weekend in the only mansion of the island and no one is expected to visit the island other than the two caretakers already present. The caretakers are an older married couple and also do not know their employer. Other than a daily delivery from the mainland carrying pantry items, no one has visited the place.
The mystery thickens with the death of each guest. The first death appears to be a suicide – strange as it is – and the second seems to be triggered by the first death. But the subsequent deaths are obvious killings, but with only the group of them isolated on the island, who is the killer?
Their suspicions turn on one another and no one can be trusted. With no to help them, they are left to save themselves. That is IF they can be saved.
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Despite a great plot, the story did not hold my attention. It was a lot like the movie Clue starring Tim Curry, and I found myself constantly comparing the two. Maybe if I hadn’t seen a movie based on similar circumstances I might have found this book more interesting.
It is a quick, easy read with a simple plot and straightforward telling. I might have not preferred this novel, but it doesn’t mean you won’t like it.
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