Round Rock New Neighbors is a social organization of women welcoming women in the Round Rock area since 1978. Both "new" and "old" neighbors are welcome. For more information: rrnewneighbors.org [Barnes & Noble requires that RRNN's book club be open to the public, so you do not need to be an RRNN member to attend book club, and both men and women are welcome and do attend. ]

Literary Events

The Friends of the Georgetown Public Library’s Hill Country Authors Series events will be listed here. Next event:

Nov 1, 2017 2:00 PM in the Georgetown Public Library.

Highlight and right click on this "link" to see everything you need to know to attend. https://folgeorgetown.org/event/hcas-meg-gardiner/
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The Nobel Prize in Literature was given to author Kazuo Ishiguro.
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Amazon is planning a video series based on stories by Philip K. Dick. Date of release is not yet announced.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

And Then There Were None - Discussion Recap

Whenever you look at this blog, please don't forget to scroll down a bit to see all the new posts and comments. Each new post supersedes the one before it; so I sometimes feel badly posting "on top" of anyone else's postings.

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?

1 comment:

Atrox said...

The movie with a fictional account of Agatha Christie's diappearance was called Agatha and was released in 1979. It starred Dustin Hoffman, Vanessa Redgrave, and Timothy Dalton.
There was also a book written about it, Agatha Christie and the Eleven Missing Days, by Jared Cade (2006).