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Postern of Fate by Agatha Christie
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Dec 14, 10

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Read in December, 2010

This was my first Agatha Christie book, read because my girlfriend really likes her and wanted me to read it, and man, it beats Madam Bovary as a book that I finished but was left forever scarred by due to its awfulness. It wasn't even a mystery, just a couple of old farts saying the same things over and over again, "So something happened here, you know, you here some things, something happened then, a long time ago, and people say things, and some things some people don't want other people learning, or else things will change." Contradictions, pointless passages and characters, completely wretched dialogue, I really can't see how this got published. I understand it was the writer's last book, and she was super old and probably senile. Her publisher's should have just pretended to lose it, just to save her some face. Terrible terrible terrible!!!!
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Shala Howell Not a great Agatha Christie book to have started with. Really almost any other one would have been better. Try Murder at the Vicarage, if you are willing to give Christie another chance. The narrator has a wry sense of humor that's just delightful.

Alberto Your girlfriend did you and Christie a terrible disservice starting you with this book. Give Christie another try.

Richa I agree with the other two comments.. You could read Partners in Crime too for that matter. Tommy and Tuppence are actually really endearing. Wrong choice to start.

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