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Endless Night

3.74  ·  Rating Details ·  11,828 Ratings  ·  1,080 Reviews
Strapped by a chauffeur's wages, Michael Rogers' want of a better life seems out of reach. Especially elusive is a magnificent piece of property in Kingston Bishop--unil a chance meeting with a beautiful heiress makes his dreams possible. Marrying her is the first step. Building the perfect home is the next. Unfortunately, Michael ignored the local warnings about the deadl ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published January 7th 2002 by Minotaur Books (first published October 30th 1967)
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Delee
Jan 15, 2014 Delee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Delee by: Ivonne Rovira
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
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Endless Night, Agatha Christie
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. WILLIAM BLAKE
نخستین خوانش: ماه ژانویه سال 2001 میلادی
عنوان: شب بی پایان؛ نویسنده: آگاتا کریستی (میلر)؛ مترجم: رکسانا یغمائی؛ شیراز، نوید شیراز، 1370؛ در 169 ص؛ موضوع: داستانهای پلیسی کارآگاهی از نویسندگان انگلیسی - قرن 20 م
عنوان: شب بی پایان؛ نویسنده: آگاتا کریستی (میلر)؛ مترجم: مجتبی عبدالله
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Suzy
Aug 19, 2008 Suzy rated it it was amazing  ·  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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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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Lotte
3.5/5 stars! (view spoiler)
Mansuriah Hassan
Dec 05, 2016 Mansuriah Hassan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: agatha-christie
This is a chilling stand alone novel by Agatha Christie. Endless Night is quite different than Agatha Christie's Poirot or Marple series. The story is narrated by the main character, Micheal Rogers, a young man with grandeur ideas but with no obvious means of attaining it. He is fascinated with Gipsy's Acre - a plot of land in rural England that is said to be cursed by the Gypsies who once lived there and who were driven away.

While walking around the property that has come up for sale, he meets
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Vane J.
Sep 06, 2014 Vane J. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Every morn and every night,
Some are born to sweet delight.
Every morn and every night,
Some are born to endless night.


When people mention Agatha Christie to me, I always think about a woman writing murder mysteries. You know those: Someone is killed and another someone wants to figure out who's the responsible for that death. Getting into gothic passages, though, is not something I imagined her to do.

More than 60% of this book consists on getting to know our narrator Michael - Mike - Rogers. He'
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BrokenTune
Jan 13, 2015 BrokenTune rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
"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
F.R.
Dec 10, 2011 F.R. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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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Laurel Young
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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
Apr 11, 2014 Susan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Brooklyn Tayla
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Tina Rae
Aug 23, 2008 Tina Rae rated it it was amazing  ·  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!
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.
Carol ♔Type, Oh Queen!♕
Christie goes Gothic.

The final great murder mystery Christie wrote (since Curtain was written in the 1940's) I enjoyed Hallowe'en Party, but it wasn't one of her brilliant stories - more of a 3* read.

Mike Rogers wants money but he is too lazy & too impatient to work for it. So he is fortunate that wealthy, innocent Ellie comes into his life. She loves the piece of land Mike loves & the architect he admires builds a stunning mansion on it. They could have been so happy...

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Book-nerd Sifat
Apr 27, 2017 Book-nerd Sifat rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Agatha Christie's virtuoso for investigator fiction is unparalleled. Her overall notoriety is remarkable, her characters drawing in, her plots hypnotizing. Nobody knows the human heart- - or the dull interests that can stop it- - superior to Agatha Christie. She is really the unrivaled Queen of Crime. Unending Night Michael Rogers longs for a rich, wonderful spouse and a consummately outlined house. He finds the lady, and they fabricate the house. At that point sudden demise strikes.

“Some are bo
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Ahmed
Feb 07, 2015 Ahmed rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Suad Shamma
Jan 15, 2016 Suad Shamma rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, 2016
Unfortunately, after coming off the high of And Then There Were None, this book fell short. Way short. I probably should've given it a rest before picking up another Agatha Christie, but I was very excited and keen to immerse myself in another mystery.

Sadly, this one didn't do it for me, and although it was an easy read and I finished it relatively quickly, I was not interested in what was happening and could not involve myself in any of the events taking place - which I must say, were little t
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Abdul Kareem
I picked it up, with some expectations and wasn't left disappointed. A very comfortable read, indeed.

Mike Rogers is a man who is too restless to settle in a job and all he wants is a house, 'Gipsy's Acre' for himself with a girl he loved. At one point, it seems all his dreams come true but then the mystery begins.

This novel's strength lies in its prose, which is extremely impressive. Christie worked with a great deal of ideas and metaphors in Endless Night. Plot mysterious, taut, and narrated i
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Kristensilvermoore
Jun 01, 2010 Kristensilvermoore rated it it was ok
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
lookingforabura
3.5 stars... Not a typical Agatha Christie crime novel. But it has its own twist, too.
Moonlight Reader
Read for The Century Project - 1967.

Full review on my blog here.
Adeselna
Mar 26, 2013 Adeselna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook
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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Alan Chen
Aug 27, 2015 Alan Chen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
Mike Rogers is young, handsome and shiftless. He has an eye for the finer things in life but isn't ready to work for them. He's hand an assortment of jobs but never lasting for very long nor anything that leads to a career. While daydreaming in the English countryside he sees a property for sale, and on a lark, decides to visit it. There he meets Ellie and falls in love at first sight. They have a whirlwind romance while daydreaming of building the perfect house on the site. He finds out on the ...more
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ليلة لا تنتهي أو Endless Night ، ثاني عمل أقرؤه للكاتبة أجاثا كريستي الرواية غلبت فيها الحوارات بين شخصياتها ، الرواية مقسمة إلى ثلاث أجزاء أو كتب كما سمتها الكاتبة ، تحكي الرواية قصة الفتى الفقير مايكل روجرز عندما يرى ما يسمى بالأبراج أو فدان الغجر والذي يقال أن عليه لعنة ما ثم يقابل الوريثة إيلي ...
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الكتاب الأول:
أعجبني الكتاب الأول وشعرت بأن الرواية ستكون في منتهى الروعة ، جاءت الرواية على لسان مايكل روجرز ، وكان الكتاب الأول يمثل المثالية ، كان الكتاب الأول كمجرد مقدمة للقصة ، وتعريف بأبر
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Mary
Apr 13, 2012 Mary rated it it was amazing  ·  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
Chris
Feb 11, 2017 Chris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
March 1967 read (read early)

A gothic home, a young married couple, and a gypsy who predicts danger, what could possibly go wrong? A standalone Christie mystery, per usual, twists and turns I wasn't expecting. A quick, fun read!
Julie
Jun 10, 2015 Julie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime
Ce roman est très différent des enquêtes habituelles de la reine du crime! Contrairement à d'habitude, le crime se fait attendre. L'auteur nous balade avec des histoires de mariage entre une jeune fille riche et un jeune garçon issu d'une classe bien inférieure, de malédiction lancée par les gitans et de maisons insolites impossibles à décrire! J'ai été complètement bluffée par la fin! Seul petit bémol: j'aurais souhaité une véritable atmosphère tzigane.
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Agatha Christie also wrote romance novels under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott, and was occasionally published under the name Agatha Christie Mallowan.

Agatha Christie is the best-selling author of all time. She wrote eighty crime novels and story collections, fourteen plays, and several other books. Her books have sold roughly four billion copies and have been translated into 45 languages. She is t
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“The trouble with you and me, is that we don't live in the real world. We dream of fantastic things that may never happen.” 23 likes
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