Virtual Book Club - And Then There Were None
And Then There Were None - the original who dunnit and the best selling mystery of all time by Agatha Christie. Bob and I read this over the Summer for our Virtual Book Club. This is Bob's favorite book and he has read it multiple times, for me this was only the second reading but I found myself still surprised. This time I loved reading through the book and finding tactics that have been used in mysteries and horror films for a long long time. There was one scene that could have been right out of the movie Scream and it was a scenario that originated in this terrific book, there are countless examples I could give but I don't want to give anything away.
I'm not sure if my favorite thing was the page turning suspense, or the developed characters; that even though these weren't particularly nice people you still felt bad for them and you felt you knew them by the end of the book. Unfortunately, I have yet to be able to watch the movie version that Bob suggested I watch, apparently there is only one that sticks to the same ending and that is the one I want to see.
Without giving too much away I will share our MVP and LVP. For Bob the MVP is General MacArthur for being honest and excepting his fate. My MVP is Vera I'm not sure why maybe because she's young but still stays on her toes, because she manages her own fate to some degree. Bob and I agree on the LVP Doctor Armstrong - he's the most easily fooled.
This is one of those books that even though you know how it ends you can read it again and again finding new bits and pieces that you may have missed before, new clues to the characters and their past lives. I'm certainly glad we chose to read this and I look forward to reading it someday and I still plan to watch the recommended mini series. Do you have a favorite mystery book or series?