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The plot has a great sinister beginning and in true Christie fashion there are many with motive for murder. In his typical fashion Poirot goes after the psychology of the murderer. However the end is quite dampening and disappointing. I usually read an Agatha Christie novel when I am at home on Christmas vacation.
I had this on my shelf, so I decided to bring it with me. As usual, Poirot's vacation is interrupted by a suspicious death. I have read quite a bit of Agatha Christie, and I must say, I found this book somewhat disappointing. The first Christie novel that I ever read, was "Murder on the Orient Express" - to this day it remains one of my favorite books of all time.
Poirot even gives himself a mere 24 hours to solve the mystery.
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So in short, "Appointment with Death" was a mildly entertaining, fast read, but it lacked most of what I most enjoy about Agatha Christie - Hercule Poirot. It was strictly okay, something that I have more or less come to expect from Agatha Christie books. The good points were that the author put in some effort at creating decent atmospherics, and there were a couple of places where the writing brought a chuckle and a smile to my lips.
The story itself was flat, though, and none of the characters all very poorly sketched were remotely inspiring. I couldn't care less who the murderer was, and when the great reveal happened, it left me cold and disi It was strictly okay, something that I have more or less come to expect from Agatha Christie books. I couldn't care less who the murderer was, and when the great reveal happened, it left me cold and disinterested. Worse, the book had just one dead body. I want at least two bodies for my money's worth.
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Best avoid Agatha Christie in future. I think I have completely outgrown her. Compared to the other Christie mysteries, this was quite ok. I did not like Poirot listening to chance remarks which is serving as evidence. I usually like Poirot to come into a completely unknown scene and start investigating. Mcginty's dead because of this factor. But the genius shows with the execution of the crime. As usual while reading Christie's books we know very well that chance remarks are always important, but we always never seem to get the context.
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This book, the context Compared to the other Christie mysteries, this was quite ok. This book, the context is pretty clear or maybe I have become sharper after reading so many books of hers. The Boynton family themselves, introduce a whole lot of complication and their silence is a major factor in this book leading everyone to start doubting one of them.
Understanding the mentality of the victim is a vital clue. Still as I always repeat, Agatha Christie, never fails to surprise!! The snake on the front page entirely mislead me I should say though!! Compared to the other Christie mysteries, this was just OK. The story itself was quite good; set in foreign locales that added to the mystery. It was totally unexpected, but it didn't make sense. It started out very frustratingly slow, and seemed disjointed at times.
Not one of Christie's best works. How should i rate this..
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This book is not one of Agatha Christie's better novels, even by the standards of the lower expectations I have when Hercule Poirot is involved. The beginning involves some truly irritating characters on a trip in the Middle East including a spectacularly whiny protagonist who constantly whines to her companion that the large family on the trip is weird and no one else will validate her observation and "Oh please, I need you to call them vaguely inhuman too! The rest of the novel, then, is page after page of dense and sluggish but irrelevant dialogue, as Poirot interviews each character and frequently stops to gloat to the reader about how brilliant he is.
When the killer is finally revealed, it comes out of nowhere and only makes sense because of a last-second revelation that the reader really couldn't have guessed from the clues provided, leading to a feeling of disappointment for having taken any time reading this book. I read Appointment With Death in play form, and while it was perfectly enjoyable, I didn't love it.
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I thought it was a reasonably interesting psychological study, but that's about it. Hercule Poirot does not make an appearance in the play, so I'm thinking that the play may be significantly different than the novel. I like Agatha Christie's novels, but I'm just not sure that her style lends itself terribly well to plays.
Of course, I've only read two of them thus far, but I also have not been horr I read Appointment With Death in play form, and while it was perfectly enjoyable, I didn't love it. He suspected also that someone had been blackmailing her. Then, tragically, came the news that she had taken her own life with an apparent drug overdose. However the evening post brought Roger one last fatal scrap of information, but before he could finish reading the letter, he was stabbed to death. Account Options Sign in. Agatha Christie January 28, More by Agatha Christie See more.
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