Author Topic: Agatha Christie  (Read 71 times)

Offline Althulas

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Agatha Christie
« on: Monday 18, 2017, 08: am »
I don't know who hasn't read some of Agatha Christie's work over the years.
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“Error can point the way to truth, while empty-headedness can only lead to more empty-headedness or to a career in politics.”
― Barry Hughart, Bridge of Birds

“When love is involved no sacrifice is too great.”
― David Eddings

“It's only a story, isn't it?"...
"Who's to say what's only a story and what's truth disguised as a story?”
― David Eddings, Pawn of Prophecy

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Offline JR

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Re: Agatha Christie
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 03, 2018, 01: am »
I have read most of her work. I refuse to read Curtain because I know Poirot dies. Other than that, I think I've read them all.

I started reading Agatha Christie when my brother complained that she had lied to prevent the reader from figuring out who the murderer was. He wouldn't tell me which book it was, so I read all five that our library carried. I couldn't find any lies. Misdirection, sure. But no lies.

Over the years I managed to pick up about ten of her books at yard sales. I took them with me when I left home so I would be sure to have some reading material. I reread them several times over the years. My mother would have been appalled! She believed no book should ever be read more than once, and no show or movie should ever be watched more than once. She claimed it would cause diminished intelligence.

I read not too long ago that Christie wrote her first book when dared to try her hand at writing. That gives me hope that I, too, can succeed as an author.

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Re: Agatha Christie
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 03, 2018, 09: am »
I love Agatha Cristie... I was late to her books and have mostly read her other series (Not Poirot) but still loved her style and the way she catches you up in the crime.

I haven't ever seen a "lie" in any of her books, as you said misdirection, but that just goes with any good mystery novel.
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