إبزيم الحذاء (Hercule Poirot #22)
I didn’t grow up on a healthy dose of Agatha Christie. My poison were Austen (so cliched! But apparently childhood me wasn’t too heavy on originality) and Sidney Sheldon. I loved Sheldon’s insane roundabout, amazing adventures with exotic and hardly-believable characters. My favourite was Tracy Whitney- the international thief who pulls off the most incredible heists, sometimes with a poodle, sometimes with a mud mask. I loved them so much that that even now when friends tell me that they have n...more
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Me gusta la novela policíaca, pero la mezcla del suicido con un montón de política, no me gustó para nada. Y siendo más sincera, fue para mí inevitable comparar esta novela con Mr Mercedes de Stephen King (última novela policiaca que leí) y la diferencia es abismal, la forma en que me atrapó la historia de King, no lo logró esta historia ni por asomo.
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Hercule Poirot was morbidly conscious of this fact.
He was a man who was accustomed to have a good opinion of himself. He was Hercule Poirot, superior in most ways to other men. But in this moment he was unable to feel superior in any way whatever. His morale was down to ze ...more
We then develop a bit of a mystery, more so than other Poirot tales and there's a sense the scope might be larger than the standard 'personal' tales. We have some interesting perspectives of communism and the pervading fear at change of the established British world orde ...more
About the author: According to Wikipedia, Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie was an English crime novelist, short story writer and playwright. She also wrote six romances under the name Mary Westmacott including Giant's Bread, but she is best known for the 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections that she wrote under her own name, most of which revolve around the investigative work of s ...more
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This entire book was just painful to get through. The big problem is that when Christie immerses readers into Poirot's thought process you get bored. You read about him stru ...more
3 stars won't do!
Another mystic mystery from the cryptic
Dentist Mr.Morley 'appears' to have committed suicide in his own surgery. No suspicion whatsoever arises on the clients who visited him during the hour, our good old Poirot being one of them. Thinking he did it? Common, AC's smarter than that! While everyone believes in the suicide theory,Poirot thinks otherwise. ...more
It's almost as if she were writing, couldn't figure out where the heck the story was going then inspiration struck & voila! A nice tidy ending in 3 pages. The real motive pu ...more
As well as an inspired setting of a dentist practice with only one entrance where everyone is admitted by the slightly goofy doorman with a penchant for American detective stories the author also provides us with a good selection of easily identifiable characters. There are the two dentists, Mr Morely who is sho ...more
At the very end Poirot solves this mess with a bunch of information that a reader could have never obtained by reading this book. Hercule is active in this book from the get ...more
M. Poirot knows who was in the waiting room, he knows who he saw leaving & arriving.....
One waiting was a very important government finance minister, that many would like out of the way. Is it possible he was the intended victim?
Or did the dentist really kill himself in chagrin for the one who was poisoned by Novocaine?
One arriving, loses a buckle on her shoe (which M. Poirot gallantly retriev ...more
At the end I felt the motive was very weak to justify the murders - (view spoiler)[why the extra murders? Why not just remove Amberiotis? As Poirot said, "removing" the blackmailer is the most efficient way to put an end to blackmail. Ms. Sainsbury Seale was already considered an eccentric and wasn't really a threat to Blunt since it appe ...more
It's been a strange time lately, and in the middle of listening to this book, a number of things happened that prolonged my finishing it. Firstly, I started (finally) reacting to the antidepressants I've been taking since July and everyone had to get used to that, and I also had two important job interviews that got me all shook up, nervous and unfocused. Therefore, there was quite ...more
- the title is frivolous
- the plot is a thin one, as I don't see any strong reason at all for the murders
- characters are unpleasant: Carter and Raikes are naughty and eyesore, Jane Olivera and her mother do not know good manners, Miss Sainsbury is moor, Miss Morley is tasteless...
- people talk too much in Poirot's neighborhood and a lot of coincidental facts take place.
So, nothing ne ...more
Oh, how I have missed Hercules Poirot! This is one of his very structured adventures, based on the lines of the title nursery rhyme. The end concludes with profound insights into the value of human life and the inability to justify any one life at the expense of any other--whether you are a hen-witted woman, "rotter," finance genius, or blackmailer. Humanity unites them all, and it is cr ...more
Agatha Christie is the best-selling author of all time. She wrote eighty crime novels and story collections, fourteen plays, and several other books. Her books have sold roughly four billion copies and have been translated into 45 languages. She is t ...more