I’m not sure if re-reads count for the 50 book challenge.
Towards Zero by Agatha Christie
I’m not sure if re-reads count for the 50 book challenge. In this case, it’s one of four Agatha Christie mysteries I’ll be re-reading before watching the adaptations for the new Marple series starring Geraldine McEwan. The original book does not have any of the more well known sleuths, although Poirot is mentioned by the lead detective, Superintendent Battle, who also appears in a minor role in other books. The mystery is solid, and is told well. I had forgotten the outcome, so it was still a bit of a surprise. I wonder how Miss Marple will be incorporated into it?
The mysteries are pure intellectual candy and satisfy that particular craving.
My review of Poirot Classic Collection 2 has been published over at Blogcritics. I really enjoyed this collection, but then again, it is Poirot, so I expected to. I’m not going to post the pre-pub versions of my reviews here, like I have been, so here’s just an excerpt to entice you to go read the full review if you want to:
The films themselves are the meat of the product, and they are just as good as one expects them to be. Poirot remains the central character throughout, and is frequently joined by his regular film companions Captain Hastings, Chief Inspector Japp, and Miss Lemon. These three characters, while present in the books, are not as prominent as they are portrayed on film. However, this serves the series well by providing the tools for character development via the relationship that Poirot has with each.