Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Book Review - And Then There Were None

Overview
In a story set up in early 1900s a group of 10 people are lured on an island under different reasons by an unknown stranger. Each of them has one thing in common. A dark secret. And one by one everyone is killed. The fact that all the murders are operated from within the island and no one else is present apart from the 10 (The twisted ten!) makes the already unguessable plot more mysterious and in the end the reader is left with the question, Has Justice gone too far?


Details:
Book Name: And then there were none (Original- Ten Little Niggers)
Author: Agatha Christie
Genre: Mystery, Crime
Publisher: Collins Crime Club
Pages: 272

About the author
Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller is a celebrated novelist from England who had a reputation in writing, unputdownable (not a word, I know) crime thrillers. With 66 Stories and a record of 'Best selling novelist of all time' Christie's legacy is sure to be looked upon by ages of book worms.

Storyline
The story starts with a description of each character and how they are lured to the island, and then the twisted plot continues flawlessly hardly leaving any loopholes. One might think that they've guessed the murderer and bam! He'd die! The guessing work dies with the last person on the island. With the murderer defending his acts by calling it an act of true justice, the story stirs and age old debate, 'is death an answer to death?'. The psychopath believes it is, and the results are deadly! It is clear that the murdered wasn't a big fan of Middle earth as the great Gandalf once said, "Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends."

Do I recommend
Without killing a single point, I'd give it a perfect 10! This is a 'Sharma ji ka ladka' of all crime thrillers ever written!