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Yes, I was wondering about that as well (finished the book last night -- review to come as soon as I've got some time to sort myself out). Perhaps an opinion "inherited" from her husband, who just might have looked upon anthropology as only half a "proper" science?

There's a stout defense of neurosurgery in "Ordeal by Innocence" (specificically on amnesia as a result of being hit on the head), where a scientist -- a polar explorer, as it happens -- explains to a doubting Thomas that "hard" science doesn't necessarily have to be recognizable a.s such to the naked eye; its results are still medically and scientifically sound nevertheless. But Agatha and Max might not have felt quite the same way about anthropology ...
BrokenTune 3 months ago
Maybe Tell Me How You Lived will give us more of a clue as to how they approached Anthropology?
True. Then again, there's also a good bit of autobiography in there ... but yes, I suppose this would be a logical follow-up to "They Came to Baghdad".
BrokenTune 3 months ago
It would be, and I am considering it as a follow-up. However, I think I'd really like to add in a solid Poirot story before that. Just to level the over-the-top weird aspects of this one.
Don't ever go near "Destination Unknown" if you haven't already. Not a Poirot story, so just sayin' ... it's the ugly rape-preg child of this one and "Passenger to Frankfurt". (I had actually been fearing this would be in the same vein as "Destination Unknown", because the setup is facially similar, and there is one particular element of the conspiracy theory at the heart of this book that is taken to absolutely preposterous lengths in "Destination Unknown". You won't believe just *how* relieved I was to find it's explored not anywhere near at as ridiculous lengths in "They Came to Baghdad".)
BrokenTune 3 months ago
Oh, I know DU. It was slightly better than PtF but not by much.
Yup. Separated by mere degrees of god-awfulness.