Monday, April 6, 2009

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

First, there were ten—a curious assortment of strangers summoned as weekend guests to a private island off the coast of Devon. Their host, an eccentric millionaire unknown to all of them, is nowhere to be found. All that the guests have in common is a wicked past they're unwilling to reveal—and a secret that will seal their fate. For each has been marked for murder. One by one they fall prey. Before the weekend is out, there will be none. And only the dead are above suspicion.

Do You remember those thriller books and movies where a group of strangers -- sometimes friends (sometimes strangers) are stranded on an island and everyone gets murdered one by one. Well, meet the story that started it all. This book left me in shock. The ending was so unexpected. I think this is my favorite Agatha Christie novel to date. If I say anything else I may just go on a rampage and blurt the whole story out and I really don't want to do so. I'll just say that this novel was captivating and fun (not that murder and the whole topic of this story is a funny thing to giggle about). I wasn't expecting this novel, this classic piece of mystery writing to have a twist that I didn't see. I seriously and highly recommend you read this book.

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