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Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot Series)

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Murder on the Orient Express

If your not looking for a book full of suspense and don't want to try to solve a crime as it unfolds beneath your nose than don't bother reading Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie. This is a mystery crime book that had multiple suspects, maybe one or more m...
If your not looking for a book full of suspense and don't want to try to solve a crime as it unfolds beneath your nose than don't bother reading Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie. This is a mystery crime book that had multiple suspects, maybe one or more murderers, and one victim. The lesson to learn from this story is that maybe the people you trust aren't that trustworthy or don't try to run away from your problems and face them.

While Belgium detective Hercule Poirot is on his way to Paris in an express train an American passenger onboard is stabbed multiple times. Not until daybreak the next day is he found lying dead stiff on the floor of his room. With the window open to the cold white snow outside and the door locked and chained from the inside is when the exciting mystery begins to be told like a movie in your head. There are multiple clues that you might want to take note of so you can try solving this exciting mystery on your own. Every one of the thirteen passengers should be looked at as suspects so you can prepare matching the clues with each one.

Herclule Poirot is the detective that the author puts in the story to feed you the clues on the crime and help you solve the mystery. Mr. Rachet (fake name) is the poor guy that gets killed. Later you find out his real name. He is the character that makes the story possible but isn't much in keeping the story stay alive and exciting.

Agatha Christie doesn't use any special types of writing styles. She just starts at a begging and adds events and clues throughout the book in real time story telling. I'm not saying its bad because its not. Christie has a natural story telling way of writing. The story is smooth and flows with greater excitement from time to time. For example: every time detective Poirot is questioning someone, somehow Christie makes it exciting to now what the other characters involvement in this crime were. I can't explain exactly what she does, just that is written well. She does a great job on making you suspect some people and not expect others at all. Every character has an interesting personality that is to be paid close attention to.

This mysterious crime story is written in a first person view of Hercule Poirot. It was the best choice for Agatha Christie to make for the point of view for this story because the information we gather is only limited to the knowledge of the detective Hercule Poirot. I never thought of reading a mystery book before but now because of Christie I think I am going to get into them. I usually read science fiction novels like Enders Game and The Andromeda Strain, which are some of my favorite books. I would have to say that Agatha Christie did exceptionally well on this book with the storyline and extremely different personalities for each individual person on the train. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys mystery books and is looking for an exciting suspenseful read.

posted by Fabio-De-Sanchez on March 26, 2009

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1 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

No!

This book sucks! I read it and i was confused the whole time!

posted by 6072217 on August 23, 2011

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  • Posted August 23, 2011

    No!

    This book sucks! I read it and i was confused the whole time!

    1 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2013

    I know I'm a minority but....

    I get this is a classic, that's why I bought it, plus I liked the movie and the book is usually better than the movie, right?. Agatha Christie, what an icon! After wading through this redundant dragging story (I thought I owed that much to ol' Agatha!!) I felt like I'd climbed a mountain. Are all the rest of her mystery's like this? I'll never know because I can't face another torturous session like this..

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2013

    Dont buy this version. Its only a sample

    I paid for thos book and only got the sample version. Boo

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 2, 2012

    Is the e-book really more expensive than the actual thing?

    Is the e-book really more expensive than the actual thing?

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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