BOOK REVIEW | MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS, BY AGATHA CHRISTIE

Title: Murder On The Orient Express

Author: Agatha Christie

Series Number: 10

Publication Date: October 30, 2017

Genres: Mystery

Where I received the book: I received a copy of this book from Harper Collins NZ in exchange for a honest review.

Star rating:★★★☆☆

Summary: What more can a mystery addict desire than a much-loathed murder victim found aboard the luxurious Orient Express with multiple stab wounds, thirteen likely suspects, an incomparably brilliant detective in Hercule Poirot, and the most ingenious crime ever conceived?

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i’ve never read a book by agatha christie before, although i’ve always wanted to. so many tv shows/movies reference her work and it’s nice to finally get to the source material.

murder on the orient express didn’t meet my expectations but that’s not to say it wasn’t good. i absolutely loved the ending. it was unexpected and moving.

i wasn’t a fan of the writing style – some of it dragged a little too much – but i think that’s just because it’s a classic and obviously trends change over time. i really disliked the fact that it was primarily set on a train (duh, that’s what it’s about … ), but i find books (and even movies/tv shows) really boring with the lack of setting.

murder on the orient express is definitely a timeless classic and a book that is so original in it’s plot. although i didn’t enjoy this as much as i thought i would, i do recommend reading it (if not, go watch the movie instead) – it’s well worth it.

to wrap it all up, let me just admit that yes, i wrote this whole review whilst listening to the 2017 soundtrack. (justice is such a beautiful piece).

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