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The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie
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Jun 07, 12

bookshelves: classics
Read on June 07, 2012

I can see why this book was free because, quite frankly, you'd have to pay me to read it again.

Tuppence and Timothy, two friends who are very poor, hatch a plan over lunch to get some fast cash, even if that means doing something illegal. Somehow, they stumble into the midst of an international espionage ring, trying a find a secret message that could topple governments and start world wars.

Sounds exciting and, yet, it just wasn't. This isn't a traditional mystery because there's really nothing for the reader to do--no brain cells required for this. Just sit quietly and read. This book was so long. It took forever for the thin plot to get going anywhere and most of the story just seemed so pointless. It finally starting picking up the pace a little more than halfway in and can honestly say I enjoyed that part. Alas, though, it was too brief of a moment to save my interest.

Dame Christie, I'll just catch another series.
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