First, there were tena curious assortment of strangers summoned as weekend guests to a private island off the coast of Devon. Their host, an eccentric millionaire unknown to all of them, is nowhere to be found. All that the guests have in common is a wicked past they're unwilling to revealand a secret that will seal their fate. For each has been marked for murder. One by one...
|Title||:||And Then There Were None|
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And Then There Were None Reviews
I'm a confirmed puzzle lover. Crosswords, sudoko, Scrabble, Clue, card games. I love them all. Puzzle love extends to my go-to lit genre. The way an author crafts a mystery with a surprise yet plausible ending is the best in my book (pun, intended). There is so much fun to be had in gathering clues and solving the puzzle the author has created.
That is all the more reason the confession I have to make is deeply shameful. This is the first Agatha Christie book I have ever read in my life.
I know. I ...more
I admit I am a late, reluctant and suspicious convert to Christie. I avoided her studiously as an adolescent, because dozens and dozens of her paperbacks were always on sale with equally cheap indistinguishable romances and other 'women's books,' and I wanted no part of those. I read Chandler, not Christie; Hammett, not Sayers; James, not Marsh. I even read a few Spillane books, for Chrissakes, at a friend's urging (UGH), but still no Christie. Those endless TV adaptations, with the dotty Miss M ...more
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One bot was discovered and then there were Nine.
Nine literary Goodreads reviewers on a thread until late;
One lost his Wi-Fi signal and then there were Eight.
Eight literary Goodreads reviewers groupreading Austen;
One only read males and then there were Seven.
Seven literary Goodreads reviewers averse to using pics;
One blasphemed with GIFs and then there were Six.
Six literary Goodreads reviewers booktubing live;
One revealed too much and then there
A GREAT murder mystery. Even though I knew the story and saw the movie long ago, I Loved every minute of it! Reading the book was so much better.
Note: Eating tinned tongue, Ewwwww!
My friend Amelie and I used this book as half of our corpus when we wrote our 1990 paper, An Implementable Semantics for Comparative Constructions . We spent several days combing through the text, extracting and categorizing every single occurrence of a comparative construction. So you'll appreciate that I know what I'm talking about when I say it's better than most murder mysteries.
Wow! This is a masterpiece! Dame Agatha Christie's achievement is remarkable. She creates ten characters, all suspected of murder, who are lured to an island. She has them meet their deaths one by one as nominated in the nursery rhyme "Ten Little Indians" which is displayed in their rooms. She has each murder occur in a situation where almost all the other island guests might have had opportunity to commit it.
Set on an isolated island without contact of the outside civilization, a group of ten ...more
Buddy read with my boo Aqsa
“Ten little Indian boys going out to dine; one went and choked himself and then there were nine”
I was skeptical about reading this because it did not seem like a book I would enjoy: first of all, it’s really old, second, it was a mystery book (the only mystery book I have read was ‘one of us is lying’ but that had other elements I liked such as YA and Romance) and third, it seemed more serious than books I enjoy. But I am glad I gave this a chance.
This b ...more
Before I begin I would like to apologise for my use of the N word in this review.
It is necessary, I promise.
This book was originally published in UK under a charming title of "Ten Little Niggers". When it came to the US version in the 40's someone decided that 'Ten Little Niggers' is not the most marketable title for a book so they changed it to 'Ten Little Indians' (as it was still ok to call Native Americans Indians then).
Only years after someone decided that neither 'Niggers', nor 'Indians' ...more