Loved, Loved, LOVED this book!
Agatha Christie is known for her excellent writing and descriptive mysteries. This book, was no different. One of the things I really like about Agatha Christie’s books is the language. English has so many variations. It seems the the older books are written in a clear and easy to decipher English, which many modern books seem to lack. You really do not need a 2 page rambling description. Nor is an author required to use the most obsolete and difficult words one can muster up. Authors of older books knew this. It was to the point. 1 sentence, maybe 2 at most – as descriptions and in concise language. After all, is the point not to appeal to a broad audience? This, is one very big reason why I am a Christie fan. Not only are her stories intriguing, but I don’t have to guess at what is being told, nor do I require a dictionary at my side to do so.
I’m not sure exactly where I managed to pick up this book. I have had it in my possession for quite awhile. Once I began reading, I really could not put the book down. I read through the entire weekend day, and then some.
I don’t want to spoil it for you, but in summary: Lots of scientists from France, UK, USA, Netherlands – have gone mysteriously missing. This book is the hunt, the story, the schemes and a good few surprises thrown in.
I love the way the scenes are laid out. Even some of the character surprises (1 big one with the main bad guy) and the way it is so artfully done, it kind of makes the reader mad that they didn’t notice the signs earlier. All which were carefully laid out in plain site. OK, I say no more on the plot.
If you see this book, I say – GET IT! It’s a great read 🙂
If you would like to join the Recycled Book Reading Challenge, please click here for the details. Nothing to it, really. Dust off an old book once a month, post about it, get me the link and I will link to it on my upcoming post.
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Colette, who is awesome and hilarious – wrote about her To-Read list for the challenge which can be read by clicking here.
Thanks for reading!