And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie is the most difficult novel she wrote till now and is considered to be her masterpiece. I got this book as a birthday gift from my friend, Kavipriya Moorthy who herself a die hard fan of Agatha Christie.
Agatha always wanted to write about a poem like this, so she wrote about it in this book. We don’t see Mr. POirot here but their is an investigating officer for sure.
The story is setup in a lonely island where 10 people are found dead. These people are not aquainted with each other and the way they stay in a house gives us wierd vibes. But all are connected to each other. THey are invited by a person and they without thinking much just reach this island. But when one by one dies, an eerie and spooky atmosphere is created.
The author has given many twists and turns. When we think that this the criminal, he dies the very next moment. This story remains a mystery till the end and is revealed to the readers only when the writer plans to add a twist where the criminal confesses his sins on paper wrapped in a bottle.
The cover is fantastic along with the title. The title is perfect as the story revolves around this. The characterisation is marvalous and the style of writing is marvalous. The author has used amazing descriptions that gives us an insight about the novel. The book is an easy read but sometimes its twisting and turning confuses the readers. The officers also could not trace the culprit. Everything seems confused but the end clears everything after the confession especially.
I personally loved all the characters. They were all round and were hiding something or the other. But all were connected to each other because either they were cheats or liars somewhere or the other. FRom my analysation, I can make out that the author has elucidated a high range of drama in this book.
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About the Author
Agatha Christie was one of the most well-known novelist, playwright and short story writers of all time. She is thought to have revolutionized the mystery genre. Her forte had been the genre of crime fiction, detective, murder mystery and thriller. Still, she had penned 6 romantic novels as well under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott. Her carefully crafted plots and the twist and turn in the plot keep the reader engaged from first page till the last. She is often referred to as Queen of Crime. The Last séance, The Witness for prosecution, Murder for Christmas and Then There Were None are some of her best novel . She is has been called the highest selling author of all time. She was awarded the title of Dame in 1971 for her significant contribution in the field of literature.
P.S Also Read my Review of MUrder in an Orient Express: https://captivatingmode.wordpress.com/2016/09/15/happy-126th-birthday-to-agatha-christie/