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20 AUG 2017 - I'm reading Time Enough For Love by Robert Heinlein right now. It took a while to get interesting, like most good books, but has caught my interest and I've been cruising thru it pretty steady. Won't say much about it now, as I'm not finished, but I will mention a book I did recently finish reading.

Murder On The Orient Express by Agatha Christie - Murder on the Orient ExpressI became interested after seeing it mentioned on the web. I've never been a fan of Agatha Christie, but decided to try one of her books since she's so popular.

It was an interesting read - was very difficult keeping track of all her characters and how they were related to the story. The writing also had a very dated feel to it, not something I could put my finger on exactly. Sort of a formality to how the characters lived and talked, as though it were from a time long ago. Now I understand it was written in the 1930s and the story  seems to also take place at that time as well. Christie is from the UK and first published the book there also... the British aren't too formal, are they?

I stuck with it, and even started to gain interest in how the mystery would be resolved. The ending was a little implausible for my taste, but obviously my opinion is no match for Agatha Christie's popularity. I was very impressed that she could weave such a complex tale, keeping track of so many characters while planning a resolution all along.

In the end, I'd say Agatha Christie isn't my favorite read, but that's okay - I was never a big fan of murder mysteries to begin with.

 

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