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  • Re: in what year was nemesis set

    I think Agatha Christie meant it to be the last Miss Marple book. The ending is very upbeat, and leaves Miss Marple with renewed spirits and energy, meaning to spend her legacy to enjoy herself - A fitting farewell.

    I agree, definitely a fitting farewell, especially in comparision to Poirot's  Miss Marple gets to spend the money on her little luxuries (ie, a box of marrons glaces and a whole partridge to herself). And she deserves it! Most definitely a fitting end! 
  • Re: Which Agatha Christie are you reading now?

    I'm reading The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side, my first Miss Marple.  
    Tell us your opinion of the book when you're finished. 
  • Re: what is your favorite Poirot?

    Right now my favourite book Poirot book is "The Hollow". My favourite Movie is the old "Evil under the sun" and my favourite actor who played Poirot is Albert Finney. I'm sure these selections won't be very popular.
    They may not be popular in the eyes of many Christie fans but I respect your opinion. Speaking of The Hollow, it's one of my favorite Poirot books as well. Poirot visits the country and we get funny comments from him such as a dislike of trees because they have a habit of dropping their leaves. The novel has deep characterization that is beautifully written throughout and we have a good mystery to boot. How can anyone not like it? The Hollow is not your typical Poirot and that's probably why many don't take a liking to it.
  • Re: what is your favorite Poirot?

    @HerculeAndAchiile, I found the change from Linda to Lionel quite cliche because it's so obvious that a young man -- his age, build, and an utter dislike for his stepmother -- would be THE OBVIOUS suspect. I've seen it time and time again. But the way Christie did it, making a female a suspect, a YOUNG one at that and one who supposedly strangled her stepmother, a method that one wouldn't usually associate with the female sex -- it's too hands on and violent -- is fresh and goes against the usual expectations, whereas [SPOILERS are REVEALED from another Christie book BELOW!!]  . . . . . . 

    Josephine Leonides, a young girl from Crooked House, resorts to poisoning her victims, a typical method of murder from the female perspective. And that's seen not only in this but in many of Christie's stories.

    I like how the Ustinov film remained true to the book in respects of keeping Linda and not changing her sex like the Suchet film did, obviously creating some sort of credibility for modern audiences, which I felt was why they changed her to Lionel. So based on Linda alone, here are my scores for Evil Under The Sun: 

    The Book:
    Film w/ David Suchet: 0
      Film w/ Ustinov: 1
  • Re: what is your favorite Poirot?

    I love how in Evil Under The Sun, the book that is, Poirot compares the tanned, bronzed bodies lying in the sun to slabs of meat on the butchers table. Only Poirot can make such an odd simile. Good use of humor yet dark at the same time.