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message 1: by MrsER (new)

MrsER If you read John Buchan's Richard Richard Hannay stories, you will find much similarity in style. It was understandably the fashion to write that kind of story then. Other authors also used the same kind of subject then. If you read with this in mind, you will enjoy the book. Mrs. Christie was a wonderful writer, no matter what she wrote.


message 2: by Mmyoung (new)

Mmyoung This was not a commentary on Christie's overall skill as a writer but rather on the construction of this particular book.

Since I have read all of Christie's murder mysteries I am not coming to her as a new reader comparing her with modern writers. I am well acquainted with her books and with other writers who were published at the same time.

Don't blame the reader for the the weaknesses of the author nor to assume that 'if only I read so and so' this reader would change her mind. I am well aware that other writers dealt with the same subject...and I am arguing that some did so more successfully.


message 3: by MrsER (last edited Oct 31, 2016 07:32AM) (new)

MrsER Mmyoung wrote: "Since I have read all of Christie's murder mysteries I am not coming to her as a new reader comparing her with modern writers. I am well acquainted with her books and with other writers who were published at the same time."

Same here.

I am not blaming you for anything. I just thought that perhaps you were unacquainted with authors such as Buchan, or Valentine Williams, you would not find this specific story so disappointing.

That is all. And I am sorry I upset you.


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