1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Crime stories must be one of my preferred genres, and I have recently taken to reading Agatha Christie, maybe to pass the time until David Suchet et al have finally finished filming every last Poirot story.
Although some of the tales grate a little with their rather formulaic style, the gathering together at the end of all the suspects, so mocked by many since, seems entirely fitting for a character like Poirot who considers himself the best detective in the world. He needs an audience!
The Christie stories stay in my mind, unlike many modern crime novels which I have downloaded; they are easy to read and, although there is violence and murder, there is no gore or… Read more
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
So it was cheap, at 0,99 euro, but even then ... It took me less than a quarter of an hour to read it, too.
I'll admit that I laughed, more than once, in this follow up to 1000 Years of Annoying the French
. It's supposed to bring it up to date, with four short chapters: on the possibility of merging the British and French navies; on the British Royal Family and French jealousy thereof; on the DSK affair (with an article Stephen Clarke wrote for the New York Times reproduced, presumably, in full) and untouchable politicians in general; and on the credit crunch.
To pad out the four chapters, there is an "about… Read more