Comments: 5
Vilja Reads 6 years ago
Tweed is more Hastings' thing, surely? And as a Belgian who sticks to his Belgianness - Belgianity? - Hercule wouldn't have the same countryside clothing conventions as the English.

These kind of authorized or semi-legitimate works rarely feel right. I browsed through Jeeves and the Wedding Bells and while the language seemed very like P.G., I can't believe the author would ever have written that plot. Nothing wrong with derivative fiction, of course, but I don't think it should pretend to be the real thing. It can be its OWN kind of real thing.
BrokenTune 6 years ago
It was very wrong - not just the tweed thing. The tweed thing happened right at the beginning (page 15 or thereabout) it got worse from there. I finished the book but am absolutely dismayed that this has been published as part of the authorised AC series. Review to follow but there was nothing I enjoyed about the book.
AnnaLund2011 6 years ago
One simply does NOT wear tweed with patent leather shoes.
And if there is ONE thing in this world that we DO know that Poirot wears, it is patent leather shoes.

It would be perfect on Fantiction.net.
In an actual book, it is just trying to be posh and "real."
Didn't work, eh?
BrokenTune 6 years ago
Utter twaddle!

And you are right - a logic failure on my part. I.e. I should not have doubted my instincts. He always wears patent leather shoes and, therefore, cannot possibly be sporting tweeds.
AnnaLund2011 6 years ago
Never doubt the gut instinct. :-)