Fiction, Mystery, Classic
5 out of 10
From Goodreads: On the long train ride from Istanbul to Paris, detective Poirot must find the killer of a much-hated millionaire among 13 suspects with reasons to kill.
Shocking as it may seem to you folk, but I've never read an Agatha Christie novel, nor have I seen a movie version of any of her books. Not one episode of Poirot or Miss Marple. I don't much care for mysteries. The only reason I decided to pick one up now is because I just finished watching season 4 of the new Doctor Who series, and there is an episode where Donna and the Doctor meet Agatha Christie.
I figured out what I like is character driven fiction, and I didn't much care for the smug Belgian detective, although I was delighted by the detail that he carried a pair of curling tongs for moustache upkeep. I don't watch many procedurals unless the main characters are flawed and interesting. These days I do watch Castle, and I'm not gonna lie. It's mostly because Nathan Fillion is so darn easy on the eyes.
So while I don't think my time spent with Poirot was a waste of time, I'm probably not going to pick up any more Christie books -- unless I get a Nook or Kindle and have them as back up reading for vacations because it was mildly entertaining. Probably after this semester I will pick up a few as brain detox.