Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Crooked House

I wanted to read this novel before I seen the movie. I thought the story was different from the other stories that Agatha Christie has written. Maybe this is why it was her favorite. I can't put my finger on it but I don't know what to say about it. So I looked at other reviews to see what others had to say.

What I find it's not the plot so much that was interesting, but the characters. The main character Charlie Hayward I must say he was a very boring character as was his fiancée Sophie. I liked Madga and Aunt Edith the best.

The title of the book Crooked House is a great title. Fits the characters. In some way or another the characters were odd,"crooked". So a crooked house was built by the original crooked little man and without him the crooked little house had lost its meaning. Even the child Josephine was born with a kink the crooked child of the crooked house.
I don't know what to make of the ending. I understood it but to me the story was leading a good path than reared off and was over. Can't say I was surprised whodunit.

I give Crooked House 4 
Not because I didn't like the story. It just wasn't a favorite. I will be looking forward to reading more Agatha Christie books.

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Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Twas the Bite Before Christmas

Pretty good book. I haven't read a Christmas mystery in a long time. I liked the characters. Even the ones that were meant to be bad.
It was a little confusing in the beginning of where the story has been set. There are times that you just need to look twice. Many towns are named the same as other places. Jack, Jamie, Hooch and Frankie are cool. Even though Jack portrays that he's not really into Christmas, he really is. Jamie and the dogs make him happy.

I would like to read the 1st of the series to see how it all started. And I see there is another Christmas book hmm...

I give Twas the Bite Before Christmas 4 

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