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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 BST
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Mrs W Waugh says:
Dont you find Hastings as a very annoying man,he does comes across as decent but not a very intelligent man at all, and the way he jumps to conclusions also annoys me ,which is why I cant understand Poirot having him as a friend and companion,he may have a beautiful nature but as she wrote him out of the books I think that Agatha Christie decided that Poirot worked better on his own.........
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