Agatha Christie's Nemesis in which Miss Marple is the protagonist, also happened to be one of my first Miss Marple book that I completely read. It's nAgatha Christie's Nemesis in which Miss Marple is the protagonist, also happened to be one of my first Miss Marple book that I completely read. It's not that exciting and enjoyable as Hercule Poirot books. But, nevertheless, it has its own style and I should say I didn't feel bored while reading this book. Since, it's an Agatha Christie book I didn't expect any bloodcurdling action, only a good suspense and a case that solved using just the 'grey-cells'.
It's quite expected in any Agatha Christie books to have lot of description, in the form of character development or crime scene description. And also a lot of communication between various characters. Some of these communication are enjoyable, though it may not have anything much related to the case itself at hand or directly helping to solve the case. But Nemesis, on the other hand is too verbose. Either lengthy thoughts of Miss Marple or she repeating her mission to each and every individual she meets on the way. And overall the case at hand is only clear from almost the middle of the book.
The ending was not very convincing to me. Even though the ending was plausible enough, the motive for the murder was a bit 'unconventional'.
As usual with most Agatha Christie book, predicting the end to this case is quite difficult. Overall it was enjoyable. Finally, I wanted to give something between 3 and 4 stars....may be 3.2/5....more
Yes, it's a weird work if you look at the plausibility of the story. But it is not so bad as to say implausible and difficult to imagine. Especially pYes, it's a weird work if you look at the plausibility of the story. But it is not so bad as to say implausible and difficult to imagine. Especially people like myself, who is used to reading sci-fiction novels.
It contains many short stories, with Father Brown as the protagonist. His character very much reminds one of Hercule Poirot of Agatha Christie books. In fact, I think, Agatha Christie must have been inspired by Father Brown. The reason why I enjoyed this very much must also be related to this apparent relation to Agatha Christie books, with the advantage that very few pages have to be read to get to the 'Solution to the Mystery'. If you are a fan of really intriguing detective-fiction, not the Sherlock Holmes type where you are taken for a long action packed investigation, but of the more sedentary and contemplating type, akin to H.P., you'll like this....more