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And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie #BookReview

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Today begins the #AtoZChallenge2018. This is the first time I am participating in this writing/blogging challenge and I am really excited. I had already revealed my theme a few days ago.  You can check out that post here.

I wanted to start on a high note and Agatha Christie is who I found to be perfect to help me with this. Based on the title you must have already guessed what book I will be reviewing.

Although I always wished too, I never had the chance to read any of her books before. When I was going through the recommendations, there were many people who suggested that I should read this book first. And believe me, they were right.



Details Of The Book:-
Name of the book:  And Then There Were None
Author: Agatha Christie
Price: Rs. 248/- (Paperback)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, and Mystery
Publisher: William Morrow; Reissue edition (29 March 2011)
Release Date: 6 November 1939
Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0062073486
ISBN-13: 978-0062073488


About The Author:- 
Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie popularly known as Agatha Christie was an English writer. She is known for her 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections. She was one of the world's top-selling authors with works like Murder on the Orient Express and The Mystery of the Blue Train. She was covered various genres of fiction, mystery, crime,, thriller and detective based novels. The Guinness Book of World Records lists her as the bestselling novelist of all time, and according to her estate, she is outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Christie was a renowned playwright as well, with works like The Hollow (1951) and Verdict (1958). Christie died on January 12, 1976.

The Storyline:- 
The book revolves around 10 strangers who receive an invitation to spend some time on an isolated island which is cut off from the world. Each person is invited for a different purpose but they all share one thing in common, a haunting past. Their host is unknown to anyone. Things take an ugly turn as one by one the strangers begin to die. The sequence and the events of the deaths are similar to a nursery rhyme that is placed in each one's room. Who is the killer?


My Review:- 

When I first picked the book up, I was a little skeptical. I felt maybe it was overhyped and overrated. But, I was wrong. The writing style of the author is one of a kind. Throughout the book, I kept coming up with my own theories as to who the killer could've been. The end was shocking and unexpected.

The book begins slowly as the author introduces each and every character as they travel to Soldier Island. Once there, the story begins to pick its pace and there is no turning back. With each passing page, the story just keeps getting interesting and the suspense just goes on building. The flow of the story is wonderful. There are parts where you just sit up and gasp and parts where something unexpected event occurs.

The second half of the book is quite tense and a little scary. It is quite difficult to keep the book down once the story picks up the pace. Throughout the book, the author presents a compelling narration and is able to maintain the suspense. Moreover, the book is extremely inspirational to any budding authors who wish to write a crime, mystery, thriller novel.

Although the book was great, I found the language a bit difficult for a common person. It takes time to get used to the language used due to its complexity. The reason where the murderer revels her/his reasons to the commit the crime isn't satisfactory enough and I felt the end could've been stronger.

The book really motivates the reader to check out other books of the author. I surely look forward to reading some more of Agatha Christies novels. Even if you haven't figured it out yet, I am surely 100% recommending this book to every one of my readers. However, I am not sure if this book is suitable for children and teens based on the violent content and storyline.

My Ratings:

4.7/5


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