EBOOK [Ten Little Niggers]
G Deleting this review or drastically changing it now would be disingenuous though I appreciate it might make for an uncomfortable reading though I have changed most of the instances in this review Now as for Christie as I said her casual racism and antisemitism is obvious in almost very book of hers so I think I will just not read any 45 starsPS Thanks to karen I have just found this page betterbooktitlesAnd here is their take on Ms Christie This lovely mystery book is first and foremost about the administration of the long overdue justice right At least that s what the mastermind behind it all believesBut the uestion is who has the right to decide what justice is And who is to decide what punishment serves the crime And is perceived justice at all costs the ultimate goal or is it the freuently pointless work of a maniac As a matter of fact what is justice after allI think the story of this book the one that may win the contest for the most offensive original title after all is familiar to most readers It is a lovely and fascinating idea Ten people are lured onto a remote island under false pretenses just to realize that they are all about to be punished by death for the crimes that they have committed in the past and have gotten away with Killed in a manner predicted by a silly yet ominous children s poem with the conclusion of and then there were none What s they come to realize that the mastermind or maniac has to be among them And the very polite in the traditional British way game of survival begins complete with all the necessary societal rituals and classism that are not disposed of Cezanne and Provence even under the threat of imminent demise The politeness and overt show of respect to one anotherven in the face of imminent murder by someone in their midst because of course you would not want to offend anyone Continuing to socialize and take meals together Insisting on chivalry when a woman could be the murderer just as well as a man view spoilerthis viewing of women as shrinking violets was what cost Philip Lombard his life in the Dark Voices end hide spoiler Full of suspense and I was hanging onvery word I loved that we almost knew what would happen next because of the seuence and yet had no idea how it would come about This is my first Agatha Christie and now I can t wait to read One of the worlds best selling books of all time Agatha Christie s and Then There Were None sets the standard for crime fiction The book was first published under a different title in jolly old England but Contested Reproduction even back in 1939 American publishers were far too politically correct to use a title they found so offensive Still again in 1964 and again in 1986 a third title was published but political correctness struck again I read the book under the authors original title because I wanted to read it as she intended it The book has inspired radio broadcast stage adaptations television mini series several movies board and video games As the 1939 story begins 8 unacuainted guest have been invited to a very large home on an isolated island off the coast of England for a type of holiday When the water ferry drops them off they find their host has not yet arrived but there are two staff members there to meet their needs Soon it is brought to their attention that all 8 guest along with the 2 staff members are accused of various murders from their past Then the first of the guest drops dead By the next morning another of the remaining 9 is found dead There is surely a murderer on the island and as the story continues to unfold the reader is never given any information other than that which the guest mayncounter I didn t figure out who done it I do know that I didn t do it But you fellow reader the way you so innocently stopped to read this review Perchance to see if any incriminating Divided by Color (American Politics and Political Economy Series) evidence has been uncovered Very suspicious I say Are you kidding meALL OF THE STARS EVERY STAR Just brilliant. Kless driver Tony Marston is found murdered by a deadly dose of cyanide The tensionscalates as the survivors realise the killer is not only among them but is preparing to strike again and aga.
There is scarcely any comfort to be found in this book only an ancient arcane horror The story is a vast underwater cavern where nothing flows and nothing Creating Country Music ebbs and all is as dark and still as the grave Even my most harrowing nightmares would have never conjured such a soul fearing tale And Then There Were None was uncomfortable as it lodged itself in the darkest corner of my mind The uestions it asks and the implications it conceals are still twining up my legs like a barbed vine I liked this book but it honestly isn t anxperience I m keen on revisiting So what s this book about In And Then There Were None s nightmarish tableau ten people are summoned as house guests to a remote island by a Mr and Mrs UN Owen The guests assembled trade stiff dialogue over dinner and cocktails while musing about the celebrity of the island and puzzling about their hosts tardinessThe whimsy of the moment however Blacklands ebbs away when a disembodied mess I m a big lover of Agatha Christie she has written some fantastic murder mysteries and her stories never get tiring But this is the one that just comes out on topvery timeIt partly and uite amusingly reminds me of that old American murder mystery in Sunset Beach Basically they re the only ones on this island and someone is killing them off one by one in accordance with the Ten Little Indians rhyme And I swear I never saw it coming and I m usually very good at it It s just a very clever novel full of mystery and suspense and Evolutionary Patterns easily uite frightening at timesI like how Agatha Christie doesn t have to write a 500 page novel with a massive back story her mysteries are very simply put together but always clever and hard to decipher I would recommend this book toveryone 5 stars to Agatha Christie s And Then There Were None This is the book that started my absolute love of the mystery genre I was addicted and must have read it 3 or 4 times over the course of the year Between the poem the deserted island the plot twist the count down the pure clandestine suspense it couldn t get any better Story Ten people receive a mystery letter from someone they don t know that indicates they should come to a remote island Why would they go After arriving they try to figure out the connection between all of them while waiting for their mysterious host After coming across a cute little poem about how ten little indians die they decide they will wait it out until the next morning when the ferry comes back to take them home But it will never come Each guest suddenly dies matching the line from the poem resulting in alliances and mistrust Pure funIn a masterful conclusion the reader understands all the connections learns why the killer chose them to die and develops a very distinct opinion on who was right and who was wrong in this storyAmazing Strengths 1 Plot can you get any better than telling the reader that 10 people will die and then guessing the order and the weapon2 Characters All walks of life all personalities You ll love some and hate some Weaknesses 1 Only that there wasn t a follow up Final Thoughts If you are a mystery fan you must read this If you ve never read Agatha Christie this must be your first before you tackle Miss Marple or Hercule Poirot You must understand the master before getting hooked on any specific protagonist in one of her other series Reread 2015 Because some Non Crunchy Cool Classic Pantaloonless friends thought I read it wrongTurns out I did This was a really good mysteryinsert long winded apology with much groveling Happy guys The story goes a bit like this10 strangers Evolution As Entropy each get invitations from someone they think they know to stay on an island resort Hells yeah Sunshine sea airWell resort is a bit of a misnomer It s really a big house on an island Still it s famous for being a party place and nobody in the group turns it downBIG MISTAKEAlmost as soon asveryone is gathered together a recorded voice bo. Labelled as 'The most colossal achievement of a colossal career' by New Statesman this is the world's best selling mystery Ten strangers apparently with little in common are lured to an island.
Oms out thro Watch and pray The day of judgement is at hand Now I understand why Agatha is the ueen of crime This was addictive A group of people are all individually invited to an island for a summer holiday in Devon None of them 100% sure who their mysterious host is Things become Forging Gay Identities even peculiar when their host isn t there when they arrive and doesn t show themselves at all One by one the guests are killed picked off leaving the others terrified and paranoid It was a fantastic mystery throughout As tension becomes hysteria the guests wonder who will be next who is responsible for these murders and whyA fantastic read that leaves you guessing until the verynd We shall none of us leave this island So creepy RTC Before I begin I would like to apologise for my use of the N word in this review It is necessary I promiseThis book was originally published in UK under a charming title of Ten Little Niggers When it came to the US version in the 40 s someone decided that Ten Little Niggers is not the most marketable title for a book so they changed it to Ten Little Indians still a highly uestionable choice Only years after someone decided that neither Niggers nor Indians is a fortunate choice of words for the title so it was changed to And Then There Were None the last line of the nursery rhyme which in this new version was called Ten Boy Soldiers I m glad this is version we get to read now as it would make for an uncomfortable reading otherwise Christie originally made the setting to be the N Island how did Christie want to pull this off N Island off the Devon coast Really How Unlike say Mark Twain Christie s use of the word is completely gratuitous and unnecessary The premise I am sure you know is this ten people Forbidden History end up cut off from the world on a tiny island One of them is a murderer and people keep dying as in the nursery rhyme Every person on the island has a secret and is guilty of a murder It s the kind of murder where law is helpless Nothing can be proven This is why they found themselves on that island at the mercy of a prototype Jigsaw madman who decided justice must be doneThe premise reuires the structure of the novel to be very organised and clean cut I felt that it was only right for me to approach the reading of it in anually disciplined way I took five sheets of papers and divide Fiche Blian ag Fás each in half thusnding up with ten cards one for Esteem Enlivened by Desire each characterAnd I continued to diligently fill them out with all the details I learnt about the characters until about halfway through the book when I became toongrossed frightened and nervous I already had an inkling as to who the murderer was and was petrified I would be murdered in my sleep as well The situation was very serious and I had to invite all my teddy bears back to my bed so they could protect meI grew to like two of the characters the sentiment I think I shared with Christie as she liked them so she killed them lastThis was my second Christie and the first proper one The first one I read was a bit of a mishap spy novel so Christie s brilliance wasn t as apparent as it was in And Then There Were None UPDATE Now that I ve read a couple Christie s books I realise that random casual racism and antisemitism was very much her trademark It s almost amazing she could sneak racism into books that have no black characters at all Really off putting and uncomfortable UPDATE 2 Only now did I realise that there were 3 pages of comments under this review discussing my use of the N word Many times as this review was getting and votes I considered changing it because with Flights of Fancy, Leaps of Faith every vote it felt like I was saying it again Some people suggested I used this as anxcuse to say the word as if I was sitting repeating it with some glee I can t recall any other times in my life I ve used this word and I suppose I would ve found some other reason if it was in fact bringing me as much joy as some commenters are implyin. Mansion off the coast of Devon by the mysterious UNOwen Over dinner a record begins to play and the voice of an unseen host accuses ach person of hiding a guilty secret That vening former rec.
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EBOOK Ten Little Niggers
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