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Murder on the Orient Express
Murder on the Orient Express | Agatha Christie
Famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot must sift through clues--some real and some planted--to find a murderer aboard a crowded train speeding through the snowy European landscape. Reissue.
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DomBombHadden1212
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Very cool book, very great wording and It‘s really funny.

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Lauranahe
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What a fun book! I‘m surprised again at how easy and quick Agatha Christie‘s books are. I saw the movie, so going into the book I knew who killed Ratchett, and that made it fun seeing all the little clues along the way. But I do kind of wish I had read the book before the movie, because twists in books are always fun.

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Smartypants
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First time reading Agatha Christie since I was a kiddo. Next is Murder on the Nile. I must read before I see the film! #mystery

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Vaishi
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I gifted the box set of Agatha Christie books for my Aunt's 75th birthday. With the biggest smile she asked "How did you know I love her books? These were my fav reads"

Finally I decided to jump on the bandwagon and OMG I loved it. I would not write a review as it has been written before, but as someone who loves crime -mystery, I was amazed with how Poirot's mind works to solve the murder and even more with the plot of this story.

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Mindelan
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Having some hammock and book time after weeding the garden a bit with my #1 garden and nap helper. I am going to live in this hammock once school is over, y‘all.

Aims42 A perfect looking reading spot!! Enjoy!! 1mo
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Mindelan
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I knew Agatha Christy was Queen of the Cozy Mystery, but it also has kind of a society drama meets McElroy goofs vibe that I am very much here for.
Sick burn, Hercule. 😂

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Mindelan
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I‘m reading while Emma *gently reminds me* that she had not had breakfast yet. I‘ve been watching the old 90s Poirot TV show with my spouse, and after viewing the absolutely bonkers recent remake of Murder on the Orient Express, I had to see how the book was better. I don‘t know why I waited so long! The cast of characters is fun and a little ridiculous, the style is more modern than I expected and the humor is surprisingly goofy!

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AshleyHoss820
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This was a re-read for me, for my Detective Fiction class. While I‘ve seen some concern about the lack of depth for the characters, I think that was purposeful. It‘s one of the problems Poirot faces. He doesn‘t have the time to build a rapport, to figure out personalities. He has to go by what is in front of him and fast. I was still surprised by parts of the reveal and still think this is a great twist on the locked-room mystery! ☺️

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mobodie
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Such a classic that I have been wanting to read for a while. Unlike some, I don't really like to try to figure out the ending, but I genuinely did not expect it to end the way it did. I love the character development; all of their stories end up weaving together so well!

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Cathythoughts 👌 2mo
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MelKelsey
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Murder on the Orient Express, part of a detective series, is my first Agatha Christie novel. It's an easy, quick read and a good, surprising whodunit- mystery. Beyond that, however, it is absent of character and setting development, relationships, plot, and anything that could make it a rich or meaningful read.

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SusanLee
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Eggs A classic 🖤💙🖤 2mo
whitehibiscus I never read this book, but only saw the 2017 movie which was really nice...
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LiseWorks
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March 16 #SavvySettings Trains I never read this but saw many versions of the movie @eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs Great choice! 2mo
whitehibiscus Me too, only saw the 2017 movie. 2mo
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fictionaddictbooks
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Eggs Well done 👍🏼 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
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Ast_Arslan
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Eggs Yes!! 2mo
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Maggie4483
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1. I guess I haven‘t read enough to have a favorite…yet.
2. Either. I feel smart when I figure it out, but I love a good surprise, too. But I hate it when I‘m sure I know what happened and then turn out to be wrong.
3. About to start the tagged book (I want to read it before I watch the new movie). 👇🏼

Maggie4483 Also currently reading the first Sherlock Holmes. I picked it because I thought I could read it online on Goodreads while I‘m at 2nd job on Saturdays. But the GR read online option is in French…so, no go. 😒 3mo
ozma.of.oz Oh I love your tagged book! I hope you enjoy it! Have you tried the Serial Reader app? I think a few of the Holmes stories are on there. Thank you for posting! 3mo
Maggie4483 @ozma.of.oz I love Serial! I try to find something that I can read on Serial but also can be read through Goodreads‘ desktop site at work (I work the front desk at a gym, and they, understandably, don‘t like us to be on our phones). 3mo
ozma.of.oz Totally makes sense! In case you haven‘t tried it, I also recommend Project Gutenberg! 3mo
Maggie4483 @ozma.of.oz ooh…that looks promising! Thank you! 3mo
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Cazxxx
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Some of the vintage books my son bought me for Christmas 😍

IndoorDame Gorgeous!! 😍 I adore vintage books! 5mo
Cazxxx @IndoorDame me too! 5mo
OutAndAbout Wow. Your son has amazing taste in books! 5mo
Cazxxx @OutAndAbout he really does! 5mo
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michellelav
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I got to scratch off another book from my poster today 😁 This is my second Agatha Christie novel and I enjoyed it. I've always heard references to Murder on the Orient Express but never realized it was actually a series! Such a classic. Might have to look into some of the other Hercule Poirot mysteries 📚 Can't wait to watch the movie with my partner 😁

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ImperfectCJ
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Wow, what a fun Christie mystery! It was also very cool to hear it read by Kenneth Branagh. I just saw his (somewhat over-the-top) Hamlet for the first time and was reminded of how good an actor he is (if a little cheesy at times). His voice acting in this audiobook is excellent. One of my great joys in life is hearing British people do American accents, but even Branagh's American accents were good (and only a little unintentionally amusing).

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vonnie862
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#WinterGames2021 #FestivePhotoChallenge #teamgamesleighers
Day 2: #redandwhite

Here's an Agatha Christie book that works for today's photo challenge. This was a fun mystery book.
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@StayCurious

StayCurious This works perfectly! 6mo
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katcalvin
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MOAR AGATHA. Even when you know every detail of this story it is thrilling to read it again. Especially on a train traveling through Europe. Can never get enough Agatha.

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katcalvin
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MOAR AGATHA. Even when you know every detail of this story it is thrilling to read it again. Especially on a train traveling through Europe. Can never get enough Agatha.

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TheSpineView
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#ScarathonPhotoChallenge @Linsy
#Whodunit

When I think of whodunit I always think classic murder mystery.

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eeclayton
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Just have caught up on the September pick for #thatsclassic
This was the first time I read Orient Express, and went in knowing nothing, but somehow I guessed the solution before the big reveal. Still, I enjoyed the book a lot, even though some of Poirot's quick conclusions bothered me a little.
@Annie1215

eeclayton How he got from the letter fragment that Ratchett was Casetti, that was completely unbelievable for me. 8mo
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Linsy
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Well, that didn't go as planned. I meant to see how many Christies I could read in 24 hours, but instead I only made it through half of this book yesterday, the rest today. It was thoroughly enjoyable, but I must admit I'm excited to read one I don't already know quite so well. Next up: The Kenneth Branaugh adaptation for #screamathon!

#scarepairs #mystery #scarathlon #scarathlon2021 #teamslaughter #agathachristieclubr2 #spookoween #wickedathon

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Linsy
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This section title cracks me up! Agatha Christie is proving to be excellent medicine.

#scarepairs #screamathon #agathachristieclubr2 #scarathlon2021 #teamslaughter #spookoween #wickedathon

mdm139 Do you even need to read that section? Sound like it sums it up nicely 😂 8mo
Suet624 Ouch. Your ankle? 8mo
Linsy @mdm139 Right?! 8mo
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Linsy @Suet624 Yeah, one of the joints that helps you balance. I had a truly ridiculous injury a few years ago that never healed properly. No epic stories, unfortunately! 8mo
Suet624 I hope you heal quickly 8mo
ferskner Oh my gosh we are left ankle cast buddies right now!!! 7mo
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Linsy
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I decided to start off my #scarathlon2021 reading with a 24-hour Agatha Christie readathon (inspired by Ciara Foster on YouTube). I am going to sleep; but other than that, I'm going to fit in as much reading as possible for the next 24 hours. First up: Murder on the Orient Express (which is also my scare pair for #screamathon). Yay for readathons! 🚂🧐🔪

#teamslaughter #scarepairs #screamathon #spookoween #wickedathon #agathachristieclubr2

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Annie1215
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We‘re at the end of September which means we‘re at the end of Agatha Christie (for now 😉)

Christie is one of the classics of mystery/thriller stories. Is she the blueprint to you? If not who do you consider the king or queen of the mystery novel?

#thatsclassic

bthegood I guess she is the blueprint - she was an early female voice for mysteries - 😊 8mo
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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
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I knew the ending thanks to the movie, but this was still an intriguing listen. While some of Hercule Poirot's suspicions and connections seem a bit far-fetched, I was still interested in the unraveling of this mystery. Trying to keep track of all the characters and the content of their interrogations by Poirot was a difficult task, but once I decided to just go along for the ride, it was more enjoyable. This was another audiobook and ⬇️

Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick the author did a good job to give a unique to each character. Agatha Christie is the grand dame of mystery for a reason. It was short and succinct.
September #bookspinbingo @TheAromaOfBooks #LittensDressedInBlood @MidnightBookGirl #thatsclassic @Annie1215 #52Books #DeceasedAuthor

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TheAromaofBooks Oh, this one seems like it might be a bit overwhelming as an audiobook because there really are a lot of characters!! 8mo
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Annie1215
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Finally wrapping this up for #thatsclassic

It reminded me so much of the movies Clue and Knives Out.

This was my first Agatha Christie book and I can certainly see familiar mystery devices that this has influenced in more modern works.

Did you predict the conclusion the first time you read this?

LeslieO Good cover! 8mo
bthegood No, I didn't predict the ending - I enjoyed this pick. Thank you for hosting - 😊 8mo
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! I think this is a great mystery, but it's honestly not my favorite Christie - it has a much more serious tone than a lot of her books. 8mo
Annie1215 @TheAromaofBooks which would you recommend? 8mo
TheAromaofBooks Ooo it kind of depends on what you like to read!! I honestly love Christie when she's being kind of campy and ridiculous, so I love The Secret Adversary and The Man in the Brown Suit, but a lot of people think they are a little too coincidence-y haha The Murder of Roger Ackroyd is excellent, And Then There Were None is an absolute must-read, and The Pale Horse is a random favorite of mine that no one else seems to ever read lol 8mo
eeclayton I did predict the conclusion but it didn't take away much from the enjoyment factor for me. 8mo
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Annie1215
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Sorry I‘ve been MIA lately - I‘ve just been in a funk 🙃

Haven‘t been doing much reading this month - I‘ll spare you the details and get to our #thatsclassic check in!

I‘m only a few chapters in, but tell me one word that comes to mind about this book that will make sense at some point.

Right now my word is: suspense

TiredLibrarian Twists 🌪😊 8mo
bthegood alliance 😊 8mo
ravenlee Collaboration 8mo
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ravenlee
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Jumping into #thatsclassic and knocking off my #doublespin with this one. I‘ve seen the Albert Finney movie version (and about 15 minutes of the Branagh version, didn‘t like), so I knew what was coming. I liked the book better, though the movie was well done. The twists were very twisty! It‘s a product of its times, too, but that‘s to be expected. Lots of assumptions about Italians/English/Americans/women.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 8mo
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Annie1215
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Sorry I‘ve been MIA. I was on vacation and got shockingly little reading done!

How are all my #thatsclassic readers doing?

Are you mystery fans normally? Do you find a difference in tone between men and women mystery writers?

bthegood I enjoyed this novel. Thought Christie's stereotypes of different ethnic groups interesting in that they were written as fact, not sure a writer would do that today. 8mo
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Bookworm54
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I managed to avoid knowing anything about this famous murder mystery going in (shocking I know)so it was interesting to try and work through the clues and evidence with Poirot!

This is my 2nd Agatha Christie, and I have to say I much preferred it to Halloween Party. However I don‘t really find her characters very likeable! I will definitely try others if I happen upon them though and I‘m glad I read it :)

#ThatsClassic

EvieBee They were all not very nice. Oddly enough Halloween Party is one of my favorite Poirot‘s; I think because I liked the audio edition. Sleeping Murder is my favorite Miss Marple. Can‘t wait to see what you pick up next. (edited) 8mo
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bthegood
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I recently read the first Poirot (Mysterious Affair at Styles) and enjoyed it and was interested to see how Christie fine tuned Poirot - she did - he is a wonderful character in this book and the book itself is fun - I had not read it before or seen the movie versions - so it was all a surprise to me as I tried to solve the murder - #ThatsClassic @Annie1215

Make a great day everyone 😊

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bthegood
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#ThoughtfulThursday @MoonWitch94

Thx for the tags @peanutnine @WJCintron

1. Celebrating my grandsons first birthday
2. Labor day weekend
3. Tagged

I tag anyone who reads this and hasn't played yet!

WJCintron Congratulations and happy birthday to your grandson! 🎉 🎂 9mo
MoonWitch94 Awww first birthdays! So cute. Thanks for playing 🌻🍁📖 9mo
bthegood @WJCintron thanks, as many people with children/grandchildren born in 2020 we were so grateful for his health (he was a preemie) and so grateful we are able to spend time with him and see him - 😊 9mo
bthegood @MoonWitch94 thx for hosting 😊 9mo
WJCintron @bthegood I feel you! Amen 🙏 😊 9mo
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Annie1215
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Welcome to September #thatsclassic readers! It‘s the best time of year 🍁🍂

We are kicking off our next pick, Murder On The Orient Express. This is actually my first Agatha Christie!

I‘ve somehow managed to avoid not only the book but also the movie, so I‘m going in totally blind!

Do you all have an favorite or least favorite Christie book? How does mystery fall on your radar overall?

Bookworm54 I‘m the same! Never read the book or seen the film. All I know is that it is a poirot book. I have read one Agatha Christie, Halloween Party. It was okay but wasn‘t my favourite read. Hoping this one will draw me in :) 9mo
bthegood I've read a few Agatha Christie books - I enjoy them, this is one I haven't read , so far I like it - thx for hosting. (edited) 9mo
Laughterhp I‘m not in your group, but I love Agatha Christie! This is a really good one! My favorite is 9mo
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ravenlee
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Today‘s library #bookhaul from my secondary library (doesn‘t everybody have three?). Tagged, on the right, is for (maybe) joining #thatsclassic ; Lorde is for #SheSaid ; and the gn caught my eye. Because I didn‘t already have a ton of books to read this month.

Ruthiella I have four libraries! 😂 9mo
DivineDiana I mostly use 3, but sometimes more! 🤣 9mo
Suet624 I have five. Not to be braggy, but all of our small towns have libraries and they all carry different books. 9mo
ravenlee I should clarify that both my primary and secondary libraries are library systems, with six to ten branches. Only my tertiary is a single entity. And the branch where we usually go is super awesome about tracking down interlibrary loans when we need them. 9mo
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bthegood
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#TBR #ReadingUpdate #CurrentlyReading
#ThatsClassic @Annie1215 - looking forward to the September pick (tagged book)

Make a great day everyone -

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acsah
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An engaging thriller!! A good start to Agatha Christie novel series! A must pick for all MYSTERY LOVERS!

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Annie1215
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The results are in #thatsclassic readers!

This is the rest of our 2021 lineup. You can plan accordingly!

We are kicking off September with Murder On The Orient Express, my first Agatha Christie 😀

Let me know what you think of these picks! Which do you think you‘ll read along to?

zezeki I might join in December for Middlemarch, I was thinking about rerading it anyways. And it's been a while since I participated in readalongs here on Litsy. 9mo
magyklyXdelish Oooooh I might join for October! I have that book and have been wanting to read forever. 9mo
eeclayton I'm definitely going to join in September and December. The other two I've already read, I'm not sure if I want to reread them or not. I also want to say that whoever suggested that we should vote well in advance is a genius 🙂 9mo
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bthegood These all look good - will try for each month - thx for hosting - 9mo
sb3626 These look great! I haven‘t read any of them and they have all been on my list! 9mo
Jess I‘m in for October and December. I recently read the other two and will sit out those months. Great selections for the rest of 2021! 9mo
coffeewithbooks Can‘t wait to start! 9mo
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Pata
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Summer readings.

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RaeLovesToRead
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Neeeeeext!

Apparently this doesn't have the same solution as the book. It's like if Poirot went on the Orient Express a second time... Let's do it!

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bio_chem06
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#Movie2BookRecs #michellepfieffer 29. Who doesn‘t love Agatha Christie?!

Klou Fantastic! 10mo
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peanutnine
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SO SO good!!! This one is so well-known that I did know the gist of the whodunnit, but I loved figuring out the HOW with Poirot. Also, I loved the tiny twist at the end after the killer is revealed!
I've held off watching the movie because I knew I wanted to read the book first, but now I'll have to watch it and compare 😊

RaeLovesToRead Watch the David Suchet version 💕 10mo
ReadingEnvy How is Branagh as a narrator? 10mo
peanutnine @ReadingEnvy I enjoyed his narration! My only complaint was that his 'American male' accents were a bit too similar and hard to tell the difference sometimes. Otherwise he does great voice acting! 10mo
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peanutnine @RaeLovesToRead isn't that the Poirot TV series? I've been meaning to check that out 10mo
RaeLovesToRead @peanutnine Yep, but it's feature length and by far the best Poirot experience!!!!! 10mo
peanutnine @RaeLovesToRead ooo I did not realize it was feature length! I will definitely have to watch it!! 10mo
RaeLovesToRead I seriously recommend the whole series! 10mo
peanutnine @RaeLovesToRead I watched the David Suchet version over the weekend! It was very good. I made my bf watch with me and now we both want to watch the whole series from the beginning! 9mo
RaeLovesToRead @peanutnine Yay!!! 🥰 the series is amazing. David Suchet basically IS Poirot, haha. The earlier episodes are mostly shorter but have good characters like Captain Hastings in them. Glad you enjoyed it! 😄 9mo
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