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Murder on the Orient Express (Poirot) Paperback – 2017
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Just after midnight, the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift. By morning, the millionaire Samuel Edward Ratchett lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. One of his fellow passengers must be the murderer.
Isolated by the storm, detective Hercule Poirot must find the killer among a dozen of the dead man's enemies, before the murderer decides to strike again.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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On to the book: My favorite part about the whole book is how logical everything is, and how well it flows. Poirot's problem solving process feels like a professor walking you through a complex math problem, breaking everything down step by step. You can only move on if the previous step is logical. I like that a lot, it feels like Sherlock Holmes but much more orderly, and without compromising the suspense of it all. Poirot is a very likable protagonist, he empathizes with everyone and yet he is so uncompromising with his own logic and principles. He is very gentlemanly and charming, and this is going to sound so corny but as I was reading this it almost felt like he was my mentor teaching me how to solve this mystery on my own.
I may give out SPOILERS from this point on.
I loved, LOVED the plot. It had hints of An Inspector Calls and Twelve Angry Men, both were great stories with complex character development. They all do start out a little slow, but it's always just enough to keep you going and then- BAM! It starts to snowball before you know it, and you can't put the book down. I don't know what else to say, except this book really has a good beginning, middle and end. I found the ending thoroughly satisfying. I liked that it made logical sense for them to come to the conclusion that they agreed upon.
If you haven't already read this book, don't wait any longer! I solidly recommend it.
"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.
Although I have read Agathie Christie in the past, I had never read this fine novel. Like other reviewers I decided to read it at this time prior to the release of the newest version of the movie. I had seen the 1974 movie as a youth and therefore had an idea of the story prior to reading this fine novel. This did not really diminish my enjoyment of the reading experience.
I read this novel on Kindle while listening to an audiobook version, narrated by Dan Stevens. Mister Stevens' performance was excellent. However I am very glad I read the novel at the same time, due to a good deal of foreign names and words.
In summary, I completely enjoyed this fine novel. I read an Agatha Christie novel every few months and will continue to do so. Thank You...
What an exceptional and talented author she was to write a compelling mystery, yet never revealing too much so that the ending came as a complete surprise! The only hard part for me in reading the book were the small phrases written in French that I didn’t know, which made it a little harder to figure out what was happening in a of the couple scenes.
All I can encourage readers to do is read the book, enjoy the older version before seeing the new version in theatres later in 2017! You don’t want to miss one fantastic well-written mystery by an exceptional author!
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