book: And then there were none

And Then There Were None

I read this in an unusual way: a friend was blogging his way through it, and encouraging others to read just a chapter a day, and then comment on their thoughts of that chapter. If you’d like to do something similar, you can start at chapter one of And then there were none and follow along.

It’s an Agatha Christie novel, the only one of hers I’ve read. A murder mystery, with all the characters on an island: who is the murderer? It’s very hard to tell. I re-read the novel (it’s all explained in the final chapter) and – while the answer is there – it’s not reasonable to expect that a first-time reader would notice.

This one is an easy read, quite the page turner, and if you have a craving for a hard-to-solve murder mystery, it will certainly satisfy.

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  1. AND THEN THERE WERE NONE is also a great example of the shifting tides of political correctness. to my knowledge, it was first published as TEN LITTLE NIGGERS and also TEN LITTLE INDIANS. the movie with oliver reed, charles aznavour(?) and richard attenborough was pretty good.

    if this is the only agatha christie you’ve read, may i heartily recommend THE MURDER OF ROGER ACKROYD as possibly her best novel. for short stories you might actually be able to solve, try THE MYSTERIOUS MR QUIN.

  2. I should be, but I’m currently trying to mentally map out the plot of my Area of Study creative piece. I’ve also lost all the mathematical skills I ever possessed, not that I had much to start with. English Paper One is in 6 days. 🙁

    The Murder of Roger Acroyd is pretty good, I have to admit.

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