And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie - Book Review



One of the most popular bestsellers in the world, this book is a masterpiece. Agatha Christie is a queen of suspense, mystery, and thriller. 

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



This book has such an amazing mystery plot that surely will awake the detective within everybody.




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 recognized for her 66 detective novels and 14 short story compilations. 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 has written novels and stories on various genres of fiction, mystery, crime, thriller, and suspense. Her detective based novels are some of her best work. The Guinness Book of World Records lists her as the bestselling novelist of all time. Additionally, as per the survey, she is outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. 

Christie was a renowned playwright as well. Her works include 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?


And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie


My Review 


When I first picked the book up, I was a little skeptical. I felt maybe it was overhyped and overrated. However, 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 maintains 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 reveals her/his reasons to 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 violent content and storyline.

My Ratings


4.7/5


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8 Comments

  1. I love this book. One of Agatha's finest. It's a whodunit so I dont see why teenagers shouldnt read them though.

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  2. Loved reading this book in my teens! Planning to gift this to my niece as a way of introducing her to Agatha Christie :)

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  3. this sounds like an interesting story. i have just been watching a series based on her novels and would really like to read her book for myself. adding this to my tbr.







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  4. This sounds so interesting and your review has made me intrigued more to pick up this book. Loved reading your review.

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  5. I remember this book and our schooldays were made more awesome with these collections. Very well written review.

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  6. One of my favorite books by Agatha Christie. It has been recreated numerous times, but none match the original.

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  7. I havent read enough of Agatha Christie but what a legend she is! I got to read more such gems. Thanks for sharing this amazing review.

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  8. This is one of my favourite Agatha Christie books. The story moves at a brisk pace and keeps us guessing till the end! Good review.

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