Hello! Today is day 10 of Blogmas! I will be sharing my thoughts about Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie which I read yesterday. This will be spoiler free so I hope you enjoy it!
What is it about? (Synoposis from bol.com).
Agatha Christie’s most famous murder mystery, reissued with a striking new cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers. Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for the time of the year, but by the morning it is one passenger fewer. An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. Isolated and with a killer in their midst, detective Hercule Poirot must identify the murderer – in case he or she decides to strike again.
What is it about in my opinion?
Hercule Poirot is an detective and on his way to London with the Orient Express. One of the passengers talks with him about taking a case but M. Poirot declines. The next morning that passenger has been murdered. Together with M. Bouc and Dr. Constantine M. Poirot tries to figure what exactly has happened.
He interviews everyone, the conductor, the passengers of first class, the passengers of second class. And little by little he learns more.
This was my first Agatha Christie book and it didn’t disappoint me, I’m now debating which of her books I shall read next (this is a hint to recommend me one of her books 😉 ). I loved it, I devoured it in about 3 hours and I’m still blown away by the ending, I JUST DIDNT SEE IT COMING EVEN THOUGH IT WAS SO OBVIOUS. The writing was so simple yet so nice to read, I loved the French sentences that Agatha put in there (I actually could read some it, thanks school!) and the entire setting was just amazing.
Who creates a setting in a train which can’t connect with the outer world because well it’s 1934 and you’re snowed in! And then a murder takes place and you suspect everyone. Needless to say that at least one of my suspects did it, I felt pretty dumb afterwards.
As I said I loved the writing, I flew through it, the plot and setting were well thought out and amazing. And I can’t wait to read all of her other books!
End rating: 5 out of 5 stars.
That’s it for this post!
See you tomorrow!
Goodnight (from this side of the world).