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And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

 

Title: And Then There Were None

Author: Agatha Christie

Genre: Fiction, Mystery

Publisher: Harper, p318

Ten strangers are lured to an island by a man called UN Owen. At dinner there was a recorded voice accusing all the ten of their crimes of murder and they would be punished. The murders start happening in the same way as a childhood rhyme. After few murders, they conclude the murderer was one of them. Who was it and how the mysterious murders happening? Has anyone escaped?

And then there were none, one of the best works of Christies I have read. A wonderfully plotted mystery novel that is so engrossing and I was unable to put it down even if I know I have something else to do.

The novel was short and to the point. There were no unnecessary descriptions of the places or the persons.  The language was so simple and Christie succeeded in making the plot so mysterious that it was really difficult to find out who was the murderer?

The murders and other events were happening so quickly that it is very difficult to analyze by us on the murderer. Many of my reasoning were proved wrong in the end. Of course this is why she’s being hailed as one of the best mystery writers of all the time.   

But I do wonder one thing, when we get to know about the laws in Muslim countries and communist countries about the murder sentence we argue that it is barbarian and these things should be stopped. But when the same ‘eye for an eye’ kind of things is were always likeable in fiction and we never hate the person who punish the guilty this way. Are the barbarianism is actually inside us all and we just refuse to accept it?

No prizes for guessing my rating★★★★☆

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பக்கத்தில் இருப்பவன் கூட கண்டுகொள்ளாதது தெரிந்தும், உலகமே தன்னை கவனிப்பதாக நினைத்துக்கொண்டு ஒவ்வொரு காரியத்தையும் பார்த்து பார்த்து செய்யும் உங்களில் ஒருவன்..

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2 thoughts on “And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

  1. This is her best book ever. And one of the best mysteries ever in my opinion. Loved this when I read it years ago. Thinking of buying myself a copy to re-read.

    Posted by Psych Babbler | March 31, 2012, 2:47 pm
    • Definitely one of the best books… But I’m not sure the reread would give thr same experience.. The beauty of this book lies in the suspense Agatha Christie could maintain till the end…

      Posted by Anbu | March 31, 2012, 9:21 pm

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