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Postern of Fate by Agatha Christie
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Aug 16, 2010

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Read on August 15, 2010

I can't give it two stars because it's Tommy and Tuppence, and I am very fond of them. However, this is another embarrassing example of old Aggie attempting to combine her classic detective style with her later-in-life obsession with New World Order and conspiracy theories, and it's awful. There's no proper resolution, minor characters are picked up and dropped at random, and she bangs on about Mr. Robinson being "yellow-faced" in a really ugly way. Lady, you can't call people "yellow" unless they're legitimately suffering from a skin condition, such as jaundice, which causes an actual yellowing of the skin. Otherwise, it's racist.

Her philosophical tangents about neo-fascism and money and "Us" etc. would be interesting if they were at all coherent, but they aren't, so they just sound like rambling. Frankly I'm surprised more crazy British Nationalists don't hold her up as some kind of heroine of the Empire--it seems like the views she expressed would easily fit into their platform of awfulness.
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message 1: by Red (new) - rated it 2 stars

Red Heaven Reading this book made me nostalgic for Partners in Crime and The Secret Adversary.

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