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Murder on the Orient Express Question #18: More Christie in your future

Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:50 am
by SnoopyDances
Is Murder on the Orient Express your first Agatha Christie novel? :noodlemantra:

Will you be searching out more, perhaps Death on the Nile (a sequel to the MOTOE movie)? :reader:

Give us your review of her writing. :zoner:

Murder on the Orient Express Question #18: More Christie in your future

Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:09 am
by Gilbert's Girl
I have never read any of her books and have no intention of doing so :lol:

Murder on the Orient Express Question #18: More Christie in your future

Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:30 pm
by nebraska
I doubt if I will read any more of her books. I want more character development in my stories. While the characters in Murder On The Orient Express each had some details given about them, I didn't feel a connection to any of them or have any emotional investment in the solution to the crime. I felt the same way about the only "the Cat Who" mystery I have read. Perhaps it is true of the mystery genre in general that what you are given is like a jig saw puzzle, with cardboard characters/pieces to arrange to create the answer. :perplexed: For a certain type of reader this would be intriguing. In contrast, when I read one of Anne Perry's murder mystery novels the characters, including all the suspects, are created in depth as if they were real people and I am emotionally involved in what happens to all of them by the end of the book.

Murder on the Orient Express Question #18: More Christie in your future

Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:14 pm
by SnoopyDances
I'm actually interested in reading more of her works, especially the Mary Westmacott stories. :ONBC:
I almost bought some at a used book store the other day.

I also noticed that my local library will be showing Death on the Nile next month, so I may go and see it.
I saw it a long time ago, along with MOTOE, and would like to see it again.

Murder on the Orient Express Question #18: More Christie in your future

Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:31 pm
by fireflydances
I have to say that I read a good deal of Christie in my twenties. I was super into mystery stories and she was one of those you had to read. In hindsight I don't know that I missed the character development that I want now. I don't think a puzzle mystery is enough for me now. And I so liked what Branagh did!