First read 18-20 October 2016. 4 // 5 stars.
Today I’ll be reviewing The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, by Agatha Christie.
I loved this book!
Now, I absolutely LOVE Agatha Christie. I have not read one of hers yet that I did not enjoy; they are all exciting and have endings that NO ONE EXPECTS.*
That said, with every book there are always some things wrong. I mean, come on. What book is perfect? Really?** So, let’s jump right in to what I liked…. and what I didn’t.
*if you do expect it then you are Sherlock Holmes and what are you doing reading my blog? Can I get your autograph?
**Except Lord of the Rings. That goes without saying.
What I liked.
- The ending. Dear me I was not expecting that ending.
- The characters. Everyone was AMAZING and well written. Agatha Christie always does so well in writing stories with tons of characters and having them all real and well developed.
- The writing. I absolutely LOVE her writing style. It may seem simple but it’s actually ridiculously difficult to do. For me, at least.
- The plot. I just can’t work out how she writes these amazing mysteries. I just can’t.
- Poirot. Because he is awesome.
What I didn’t like.
- The ending. No spoilers, and it was awesome and all, but it didn’t quite work in my mind.
- It dragged a tad. In some points it was a bit dull – there were times when I was hanging out for something to happen. I think she could have taken several scenes out and it would have worked a lot better.
- I can’t really think of anything else because I actually really, really loved this book.
This was such a great book! I haven’t read many Christie’s, I will have to admit, but I am definitely glad that I read this one.
Have a great day!