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Timeless and classy,
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This review is from: Murder on the Orient Express (Poirot) (Paperback)
No wonder Christie was, and has remained, so incredibly popular. This is the first of her books I have read, and it delivered exactly what I expected. A murder seemingly impossible to solve which is then untangled using crystal clear logic. It is classy and clever without being so convoluted and complicated to be outside the grasp of the reader.
The other thing that struck me is how original the character of Poirot is. I grew up with the various televised serials and have therefore become a bit immune to him. But reading the book it became clear how unique he is - a perfectly put together character.
Christie was clearly an extremely clever and shrewd writer, being able to produce not only one but countless books such as this. It made for an extremely satisfying and light read. I guess that is the only criticism I have for this book - It skims across human emotion and character study in the most superficial way, putting aside realistic feelings to make room for describing the crime itself and making it perhaps a little too light.