- Series: Hercule Poirot Mysteries
- Mass Market Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Berkley (January 1, 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0425173755
- ISBN-13: 978-0425173756
- Product Dimensions: 4.8 x 1 x 7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 1,345 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,392,491 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot Mysteries)
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I wish I had looked at the product details before purchasing. A couple things jump out immediately: the publisher and the product dimensions.
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (December 4, 2017)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
The publisher indicates that this was self-published (more-or-less) and one look inside the cover confirms that. If you look at the close-up of the title on the cover you can see the letters are pixelated. Regarding the size: a typical paperback book is 4.3 x 7 inches. This oddity is 6 x 9 inches and the space within is horribly utilized.
This publication has no Copyright page. It does have a Contents page, but it's a bulleted list of the chapters which is laid out incorrectly. And the kicker? No page numbers. No page numbers on the Contents page and no page numbers in the book itself! The back cover is blank minus the ISBN.
My take on this monstrosity is that someone converted a Kindle edition into a PDF then printed it using CreateSpace. Amazon, you're better than this.
To start off, the book is more flimsy/floppy than I expected but the real life pictures of the movie are pretty cool. They also show pictures about halfway through the book of the movie scenes. However, after one day it already showed signs of wear.
Moving on, as for the book itself, I found it quite enjoyable. It got right on with the story without much delay. There were of course a lot of characters so for me personally I google image searched characters so it could help me visualize whom I was reading about. All of the names were ones I’ve never heard of before and being one who is already bad at names I just needed that extra google image help lol. I will say that with me being so close to the end of the story I was surprised to say that I still had no clue who commited the murder. And when I did figure out/finish the book I was pretty surprised (I didn’t not suspect such an ending) and that’s coming from someone who ALWAYS guesses the ending to almost every movie/book. So that in itself deserves to be acknowledged. I picked up this book so that I might finish it before the movie, which I did, and have to say I’m very excited now to see the movie. Usually I know the movie is subpar in conparison to books however I feel like the movie should be able to do it justice because I feel like I personally can visualize so many characters by watching their faces rather than memorizing all of these names on paper. As I said before, I had to refer back to google images multiple times, but hey I’m just a visual person that way. All in all I would recommend the book to a friend as the ending did come to me as a complete surprise. If you like the idea of juggling around the “who did it” thought in your head then this will be a good read for you.
"That," said Poirot, "is what we are about to find out."
In preparation for the upcoming movie, I purchased a copy of this book. I kept meaning to read others in the series, I own a few of them, but this was my first foray into the series. I don't think it's necessary to read the ones preceding this one to follow this one along; it's a solid standalone and a good introduction into the world of Detective Hercule Poirot.
Having just completed a case in Syria, Hercule Poirot is bound for Stamboul, hoping to enjoy a few days of leisure. Unfortunately, he receives a telegram related to another case during his connecting train ride, forcing him to head to London. Luckily, he's able to snare the lone seat on the train headed back and settles in for what he assumes would be a calm three-day journey.
But that's not what happens, and we get to the crime fairly quickly. Just after midnight, the train is stopped in its tracks because of a snowdrift. In the morning, the passengers on the Orient Express will awaken to learn that one of their own, a man by the name of Ratchett, has been murdered. The story is divided into three parts, making it go fairly fast. I really enjoyed it, and thought it was a good introduction for me to the series.
The book features an exceptional cast of characters and little by little, motives are revealed for the murder. I thought that the setting was constructed nicely as well, a group of a dozen strangers trapped on a wintry, snowy day with no one around for miles. The language was simple and thought the book was published over 80 years ago, it still holds up.
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DO NOT BUY THIS PRINT OF THE BOOK.
This looks like someone got the book, re-typed it in a computer, printed it and sold it.Read more
This thing was probably laid out by a middle-schooler. There are NO page numbers, there are numerous, obvious typos and a lot of the dialog is...Read more