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Poirot's swan song.,
By A Customer
This review is from: Curtain: Poirot's Last Case (The Christie Collection) (Paperback)
If you don't already know it, this is Poirot's last case.
I came across this book after I had read MANY other Poirot's cases and I was familiar with the surroundings. Lady Agatha takes us back to Styles Court, where we first met the little Belgian man with the egg shaped head. And so, the circle is closed.
This is, in my opinion, the most mature of Christie's stories. Poirot faces the ultimate assassin: an individual capable of the perfect crime. He understands his methods, but also finds it impossible to intervene. And so he takes the matter on to his own hands, although knowing that no crime can go unpunished.
Maybe the essence of the book is in the last few lines, hidden by a mark on a man's forehead. Don't miss it.
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Initial post: 24 Jul 2013 13:00:22 BDT
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But dont you find Hastings annoying,he comes across as not too bright to me, the way he jumps to conclusions also annoys me too,which is why I cant understand Poirot having him as a friend and companion,he may have beautiful nature but that too in itself tells you how gullible and foolish he is,which is why I think she wrote him out and sent him to South America.........
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