The Friends of the Georgetown Public Library’s Hill Country Authors Series:The Hill Country Authors Series will feature Air National Guard major MJ Hegar on at the library. She is author of Shoot Like a Girl and we will be discussing her novel at the event. Please help us publicize this fund raising event and plan to join us at the Georgetown Public Library, 402 W 8th St. The doors will open at for a delicious dessert from the Red Poppy Cafe, with the talk beginning at Tickets will be available for $15 beginning at Second-Hand Prose bookstore on the second floor of the library and online at www.folgeorgetown.org/calen
Sunday, March 22, 2009
And Then There Were None - Discussion Recap
Who is the best-selling author of all time? Agatha Christie! Lots of mystery lovers out there. After Pat told us about Agatha Christie's biography, we dug into the story and the characters and unearthed all the questions and answers. I think the general consensus was that the book was fun to read and enough of a page turner to hold our interest but wasn't going to be anyone's favorite. This story is known as one of Christie's best.
We found the story to have a mix of predictability and surprise. There was a pattern, with the deaths and the disappearances of the Indian figurines. But you couldn't be sure at the end what would happen. After learning the solution to the mystery, you could see that it made sense on several levels; but none of would have guessed based on the information given in the story.
Someone commented that one of the ways in which this mystery was "old-fashioned" was that there was no blood or gore.
The open question at the end was: did the characters deserve the punishment they received?