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Nella mia fine è il mio principio

3.71 of 5 stars 3.71  ·  rating details  ·  7,637 ratings  ·  662 reviews
Da sempre un'oscura maledizione colpisce il Campo degli Zingari, un vasto terreno nel quale sono avvenute molte terribili disgrazie. Eppure, da quando l'ha visto, il giovane Michael Rogers non ha che un'idea in mente: acquistarlo, costruirvi sopra la casa dei suoi sogni e andarvi ad abitare con la ragazza che ama. Il suo desiderio sembra irrealizzabile, Michael è disperata ...more
Paperback, 196 pages
Published January 1st 1996 by Oscar Mondadori (first published 1967)
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Nicole D. I think he was evil but choose the path of good. I know that doesn't make much sense but he was what Mike could have been if he had suppressed the…moreI think he was evil but choose the path of good. I know that doesn't make much sense but he was what Mike could have been if he had suppressed the evil inside him. (less)
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Delee
In my end is just my beginning...

After reading A LOT of Agatha Christie novels in the past, ENDLESS NIGHT- I would have to say- is one of her best, and very different from her others...

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The story is narrated by Michael Rogers- a charming attractive young man- who is a bit of a loner. Michael is unsure about quite a few things in his life, but there are two things he knows for certain. He wants to be rich, and he wants to find a lady and settle down. Out for a walk one day he spots a Sale Bill for
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Suzy
Aug 19, 2008 Suzy rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
I usually read Agatha Christie to unwind, and although they always guarantee a highly enjoyable hour filled with chuckles and gasps, there is an element of 'lightness' and dismissal involved.

Well, that serves me right. This book smacked the patronizing smirk right off my face and I'm drooling on the floor, well and truly humbled. Written lightly, as always, but for the first time, the weight of evil - the kind of evil that wears perfume, goes shopping and is grumpy in the morning - makes its pr
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BrokenTune
"I’d no real idea that that wasn’t all there was to it. I suppose it happens to everyone sooner or later and it happens suddenly. You don’t think as you imagine you’re going to think: ‘This might be the girl for me… This is the girl who is going to be mine.’ At least, I didn’t feel it that way. I didn’t know that when it happened it would happen quite suddenly. That I would say: ‘That’s the girl I belong to. I’m hers. I belong to her, utterly, for always.’ No. I never dreamed it would be like th ...more
mark monday
Choose Your Own Adventure!

You: know a place!
Where the grass is really greener!
Warm, wet, and wild
There must be something in the water!

You: could travel the world!
But nuthin’ comes close
To the golden coast!
Once you party with her
You’ll be fallin’ in love!
Oh-oh-oh oh oh ohhh

If you decide to follow love to its logical conclusion, choose http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...

If you decide that it is time to give up on love and just get out there and start partying, choose http://www.goodreads.com/
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Susan
This is a stand -alone novel by Agatha Christie and is one that I had not read before. I have to admit that Christie is undoubtedly my favourite author of all time and, whether re-visiting favourite characters such as Poirot, or coming to one of her books for the first time, it always feels as though you are reading something familiar. In fact, immersing yourself in a Christie novel is rather like slipping into a warm pool and being taken effortlessly on a journey – she is the most capable plott ...more
F.R.
Well, this is an interesting little oddity. If I’d picked this novel up blind, not knowing who the author was, then I think I could have got through the first few chapters without being able to guess. Here is a narrator who is just so un-Christie. For a start he’s very much working class, your callow and unpolished drifter. A good looking and smooth-talking boy, who at points seemed to me like he’d strayed in from a Joe Orton play. The tone is very un-Christie too, and Michael Roberts – the narr ...more
Laurel Young
Had I never read Agatha Christie's other works, I might well be giving Endless Night 5 stars--genuinely creepy atmosphere, a challenging narrative voice for her to carry off (that of a young working-class man), and a breathtaking twist at the end...what's not to love? Well, in my case, the trouble is that she's done the best elements of this novel before, and done them better earlier in her long career. She's taken one of her all-time most brilliant and shocking ideas (the narrator from The Murd ...more
Jean
Endless Night was one of Agatha Christie's own favourite novels, and one which received the most critical acclaim on its publication in 1967. It is her 58th detective novel. The title is a reference to William Blake's "Auguries of Innocence",

"Every night and every morn,
Some to misery are born,
Every morn and every night,
Some are born to sweet delight.
Some are born to sweet delight,
Some are born to endless night."


One of the characters sings and plays this at pertinent points during the book, and i
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Amy *Waitforit*
2.5 stars - A Strange tale

I want to start by saying I love Agatha Christie, I have read pretty much all of her books and Poirot is on my list of fictional characters I would love to have dinner with.

But

I have to say that I really did not enjoy this story nearly as much as I hoped I would. The story is told by Michael, a young man with little money and big expectations who marries Ellie (an innocent young rich girl). The story surrounds 'Gipsy Acre', a large house and plot of land in the English
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Ahmed
ثالث قراءاتي لأجاثا
و أولى قراءاتي بعيدا عن شخصيتيها الأشهر المحقق بوارو والآنسة ماربل
لأ أزعم أني توقعت القاتل فقد شككت ف الجميع
لكن المفاجأة في نهاية الأحداث ستقلب الرواية رأسا على عقب
Chris
Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant.

A stand alone novel that is more psychological study than mystery. This is one of Agatha Christie's favorites and I can see why. What starts out as a sort of analysis of class dynamics and the psychology of privilege turns into a very chilling exploration of madness.

5 stars.
Moonlight Reader
Read for The Century Project - 1967.

Full review on my blog here.
Tina Rae
Feb 18, 2015 Tina Rae rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: mystery lovers or Agatha Christie fans
Recommended to Tina Rae by: Morgan
Oh. My. Goodness. This book was amazing!!!!! It was definitely Agatha Christie at her best. The ending was completely shocking. I never would've guessed it. Complete and total genius!
Mary
Apr 13, 2012 Mary rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes contemporary mysteries
Recommended to Mary by: Bookmooch
Michael Rogers dreams of having a rich, beautiful wife that he can live "happily ever after" with in a wonderful house in the country. Marriage to the fabulously wealthy and gorgeous American heiress, Ellie Guteman, brings Michael as close to his wildest dreams as he can possibly want to get. Michael and Ellie happily purchase Gipsy's Acre and start to build their dream house together. Michael studiously ignores the country gossips who whisper that Gipsy's Acre is a cursed tract of land. That's ...more
Adeselna
Nunca li nenhum livro da Agatha Christie, mas segui a série da BBC. Nisto prefiro o Sherlock ou o Philip Marlowe. Mesmo sem ter lido nada é óbvio que sei que a Mrs. Christie era a "Dama Negra" e por isso estava à espera de algo macabro e insólito a acontecer logo nas primeiras páginas. O livro está dividido em três partes e as respectivas correspondem à evolução do romance e ao desenlace.

Eu pensava realmente que o crime ia acontecer nas primeiras páginas e o casamento iria ser feito através de f
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Yasmin Eldokany
"Some are born to Sweet Delight,
Some are born to Endless Night..."

Since I was 13, give or take, I have been obsessed with Agatha Christie and her phenomenal writings. It started with cheap pocket books from street kiosks to entire paperback collections and maybe in a few years, I'll be the proud owner of her every-publication in hardcover.

However, despite all the things I've known of her biography, all the days of recovery from the shocks her book endings have given me, and the dozen or so amate
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Yash Daiv
Agatha Christie never fails to entertain with her plot only if the mind does not stir into the devising of the plot i.e. starts with the guesswork. I picked this book as it flashed everywhere when I searched for the genre of occult/supernatural and was indeed surprised to find that Agatha Christie has written 3-4 in here.

The narrative of the novel is simple, the mystery is not too complicated yet the backdrop feels complete. The novel focuses on the primary characters while the other characters
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Simon Taylor
The inaugural Agatha Christie Collection’s 41st instalment is the critically acclaimed Endless Night. Widely viewed as one of Christie’s best, it centres around the narrator and his new wife Ellie building and living in a house on the supposedly cursed Gipsy’s Acre. Being a Christie, tragedy soon falls.

One of Christie’s more mature pieces, the story develops a number of themes around the topic of social class, affluence and worldview. A lot of comment is passed on the suitability of a marriage b
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Kristensilvermoore
Jun 07, 2010 Kristensilvermoore rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Die-hard Agatha Christie fans only!
Shelves: mysteries
This book has to be one of my least favorite Agatha Christie novels. The story is narrated by Michael Rogers, a young man from a humble background, who marries a rich American heiress and has a house built for them on land called "Gipsy's Acre". Of course, tragedy ensues, but it takes 17 chapters before anyone dies! I felt that this novel's pace was just too slow and the atmosphere of the story was far too melodramatic and forced. There was so much foreboding of what was to come in the first 17 ...more
Susan Johnson
One of the wonderful things about being in a Goodreads bookclub is you discover hidden gems. I had thought I had read all of Agatha Christie's books. After all, I've been reading her over 40 years but I have never read this one. If I had not known who wrote this, I would have thought Daphne DuMaurier had written it. It had that type of suspense and it did feature a house.

I wonder what it's like to see someone who is evil and be one of the few people to recognize it. This book explores that co
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Carol
Livro lido em férias! ;D

Achei este livro diferente de todos os que já tinha lido da autora, pois não se trata de um policial, mas sim de um thriller cheio de reviravoltas e surpresas.

Apesar de preferir os policiais da Agatha Christie, achei este livro interessante e recomendo-o para que conheçam uma outra vertente desta escritora maravilhosa! ;D
Tanja Berg
For most of this book I was intent of giving it two stars as the whole story was a bit of drag and didn't live up to my expectations. Although I had my suspicions, the ending surprised me and even shook me. It shouldn't have, I've read plenty of Agatha Christie and should have been prepared. I wasn't.

Mike, the narrator, is a penniless man working odd jobs who wants a lot from life. One of the things he wants is a piece of land called "Gipsy's Acre". It is to sell cheap because of a curse on it.
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Sarah
Wow. I knew nothing of this book prior to picking it up to read. Later I read that it was Agatha Christie's favorite of the novels she penned based on this I guessed it probably didn't have a happy ending as I remember reading Christie disliked having to write happily-ever-after endings for her novels per the demands of her publishers and fans.

Endless Night starts right off with a very eerie overtone. The foreshadowing is very good. Some might say the story is slow, but I did not think that was
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Stacy
Agatha Christie has done it again! No matter how many theories I had going while reading this book, I didn't see the end coming. She truly is an expert at creating mysteries that provide all the clues, but still surprise the reader at the end. Though many mysteries don't stand the test of time and seem more obvious to modern readers than they may have to contemporary readers, Christie's retain their unpredictability even today. I cannot say too much about the story itself without giving element ...more
Geert Daelemans
One of the best late Agatha Christies

Michael Rogers is a simple chauffeur, whose only contact with wealth is through his rich and famous passengers. While dropping off a passenger in Kingston Bishop, Rogers discovers "the Towers," a decrepit Victorian house up for auction. He immediately falls in love with the beautiful location, Gipsy's Acre, the house is build on, but of course he can only dream of owning such a property. Then the impossible happens: he falls in love with the wealthy Ellie Goo
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Monique
LOVE Queen Agatha!! Got right back like I left something with this book and loved it, read it in one night LOL..I couldnt put it down and Dame Christie is the best at making a story compulsively readable, the characters fleshed out and interesting and a plot twist to make your mouth drop open...This book had all that and more and kept me super intrigued to find out what was going to happen and when..I consider this book more of a suspense novel versus a mystery and it really was a character stud ...more
Matthew Hodge
Next to "And Then There Were None", this would be my next personal favourite Christie novel. (Though I would also completely understand why some people would hate it.)

It describes how Mike Rogers, a young man with no money, meets and marries Ellie Guteman, an American heiress. Together, they purchase Gipsy's Acre, a deserted estate rumoured to be cursed.

The brilliance of the story is that, on the surface, it appears to have almost no plot. There's no murder mystery, no shifty cast of characters,
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Yousra Al qareh
أنا قرأت النسخة المترجة للعربية من الرواية.
كالعادة أجاثا كريستى كاتبة رائعة تستمتع بقراءة رواياتها من البداية حتى النهاية، وتفاجئك بتحول سير الأحداث من خط ﻵخر بعد أن تثير شكوكك فى جميع شخصيات الرواية. لكن هذه الرواية مختلفة الأسلوب والسيناريو؛ فالأسلوب اختلف قليلا عن اسلوب الكاتبة المعتاد وان انتهج نفس الطابع التفصيلى المميز لها، أما اﻷحداث فقد أثارت الشكوك كلها حول المكان ذاته ليظل القارئ يتابع فصلا بفصل وينتظر أن تبدأ ذروة اﻷحداث وتنتهى هذه المقدمات ليفاجأ فى آخر اﻷمر أن كل ما سبق ما هو إلا خض
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Dierdra Byrd
I read this book right after I read And Then There Were None also by Agatha Christie. While I enjoyed Endless Night a lot I loved And Then There Were None so possibly I would have given this book a 5 star if I had read it earlier or later. There was nothing wrong with the book. The plot being about a man who is "poor" and ends up meeting this wonderful woman from America, getting married and having a house built on "cursed" land. The plot keeps you interested but I felt at some parts that I was ...more
Connie
Endless night? Endless book. I do think it's important to build up characters and such but this book was 95% character building and 5% good old can't put it down mystery.

Since the book is written in first person *without giving any spoilers* I don't think the ending was fair to the reader.

To me, it seems like she just wanted shock value. It's almost like she had no idea who did "it" until the end.

There is no point in trying to piece together clues here. Don't worry about remembering details and
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