This book gets better and better with each reread and knowing how this book ends doesn´t take anything away from it.
With every page the tension increases, the characters slowly descend into madness and the ending is absolutely brilliant.
I have always been hesitant with a five star rating for And Then There Were None, but with this reread this mystery has completely won me over. I´m already looking forward to my next reread.
This year I did a bad job at choosing the right square for the right book. And I wouldn´t feel comfortable calling Country House Murder with "Seven Dead", so scratch that. I´m not even asking anymore if it would fit. Instead I´m calling this square with "Seven Dead":
I will be reading a classic. "And Then There Were None" never gets old. And I´m really in the mood of watching the BBC adaption after I have finished the book.
Okay, so that was a suprising ending and it took a little bit of my enjoyment out of this mystery. But only a little bit, because overall I really loved this book. The setup of this novel was a great one and I really grew fond of Inspector Kendall, who is equally as good at match making as Poirot is. And my favorite thing in this book was the romance subplot, which was incredibly sweet.
For now I will stick with the Country House Mystery square, but I don´t think that it counts. But I will wait for the official ruling.
What is going on in that pension? This is slightly creepy, tbh.
Well, this won´t take me long to finish. Really loving this so far and there is a certain aspect to this story that I absolutely adore. Which I won´t disclose before finishing the book ;).
I have to check with Moonlight Murder and Obsidian Blue, if this book qualifies as a Country House Mystery. The death of those people has happened in a Country House, but there isn´t a house party as such. And I don´t know if that plot element is a requirement for this square.
Anyhow, if it doesn´t fit, I will shoehorn another Christie reread into my reading plans for this square. I do hope it fits, though.
It´s finally Saturday night and a very long work week is finally over. A huge workload and being understaffed really has taken its toll on me. Today at work, from one moment to the other, I was completely exhausted. Honestly, all the energy is drained from me.
So the only thing I will be doing on Sunday, after getting a good night of sleep, is to read the heck out of my books. I´m planning on finishing up at least Seven Dead, which I really got into while reading it before work. And then I had to go to work ... drat! Really enjoying this book so far.
And I will try to finish Beloved. On page 60 I wasn´t sure if I should DNF it or not. But all of a sudden I was sucked into this story and even though the narrative style of this book isn´t my favorite thing, it´s a mesmerizing read.
And I might read / listen a little bit further in both The ABC Murders and Pyramids, these two books aren´t my priorities, though.
Have a lovely Sunday everyone :)
Only four more books to black out my card. Having already put a huge dent into "Beloved" and "The ABC Murders", this will be my second to last pick for this years bingo.
I really liked my first Jefferson Farjeon I have read for this years bingo, "Thirteenth Guest". And from what Tigus has told me, this is even a better one.
The boy goggled. He whimpered. "You´ve known all along! You´ve known the whole damn thing!" Rage ate at his face. Griselda cowered. Jasper looked up curiously. "You´ve been making a fool out of me!"
Griselda screamed. "Look out, Con! He´ll kill you!" She jumped in front of Con, but he shoved her back into the chair.
"He won´t kill me. I took his stinking gun away from him last night but he doesn´t know it." He looked at her furiously. "And if anyone is going to kill me keep your puss out of it!"
The last character I wanted to use the frying pan on was James Bond. Con is equally as horrible as Bond.
With todays call I got my first bingo (upper right hand corner diagonal down to the lower left hand corner).
Transfigurations spells used:
And only then she was really afraid, and for such a fantastic reason. Because one had honey-colored hair, sleek to his head, and one had bat-black hair; one had very blue eyes and one very black; one had the golden tan coloring of blonds and the olive tan coloring of brunettes. But outside of that they looked exactly alike, unbelievably, frighteningly alike. It was as if an artist had taken the same photograph and colored one dark, one fair. They were identical twins. And she was afraid.
My first instict was to say "No, they are not". But apparently it´s possible that identical twins can have different looks. If the separation of the egg happens before the expression of the genes that are responsible for hair-color, eye-color etc has set in, identical twins doesn´t have to look alike. That´s fascinating.