Moonraker wrote:Curtain is so depressing. I have only read it once, and then I had to read another Poirot to cheer myself up!
I was in floods. Somehow, I'd remained completely oblivious to even the possibility of that particular outcome. I've only read it once, and probably never will again. Though if Suchet films it, I'll watch.
I was tears too, and I never read it beyond the first time. I simply couldn't bring myself to... the whole tone of the book is so dark and depressing. But as a story it is brilliant.
I love Cat among the Pigeons. I read Christie for her characters nowadays. I used to read her for just the plots earlier, but the characters and the dialogues are so wonderful that I keep going back to them. I was re-reading "Why Didn't Ask Evans" sometime back and the two main characters are beautifully drawn and very charming.
Incidentally, did anyone see the new adaptations of Christie's works? I was dreading watching "Cat..." incase they mangled it like they did "Cards on the Table" (the book is a favorite), but I thought it was fine on the whole as was "Mrs McGinty's Dead". PBS is showing "Murder is Easy" this weekend and I am positively dreading this one because I like the book a lot and the reviews indicate they have made substantial changes to the plot
BTW, I also recommend the radio-plays and the Christie audio-books to anyone who hasn't yet heard them. Both are available on I-tunes. Many of the books are narrated by David Suchet and Hugh Fraser and they are excellent. The radio plays are also very good and very faithful to the original story (added incentive, they are available for free on I-tunes). Both keep me company on the stairmaster (I am a slug about going to the gym, and this is good motivation).