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review 2018-10-14 11:52
The Murder at the Vicarage
The Murder at the Vicarage - Agatha Christie

I don’t feel the need to do an actual review for this one, so instead I’ll just say that Jane Marple is my favorite character that ever came out of Agatha Christie’s mind. As the good vicar said:

If I were at any time to set out on a career of deceit, it would be of Miss Marple that I should be afraid.

 

I read this for the Halloween Bingo 2018 Terror in a Small Town square.

 

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review 2018-10-13 02:07
(Audiobook) And Then There Were None
And Then There Were None - Agatha Christie,Dan Stevens

Here are the posts I made in the past about both the print version and the audiobook. I say "posts," because I hesitate to call either a review.

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text 2018-10-13 02:01
Reading progress update: I've read 100%.
And Then There Were None - Agatha Christie,Dan Stevens

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review 2018-10-12 08:03
Par for course (it's Holmes by ACD)
The Valley of Fear - Arthur Conan Doyle

Despite never having read this one before, I called it soon enough.

 

Second part, as is par for course with Holmes novels MO, was a narration of the history (on a far place and piquant circumstances for the edifice of London society), spawning the issues at present. Was mislead nicely for a bit, but called too by the letter.

 

I have to say though that both instances were very gratifying conclusions.

 

The epilogue was an interesting partner to the third chapter in a way.

 

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review 2018-10-12 04:15
Beowulf (Audiobook)
Beowulf - R.K. Gordon,Unknown,Robertson Dean

The only thing I knew about Beowulf was the three-episode arc on Xena that dealt with the legend in their own special Xena way. Then there was that weird episode of Star Trek: Voyager, which pretty describes every episode of that show, but it's the one where the doctor is Beowulf. So I've been meaning to read the original - or as close to the original as we can get - for years now.

 

The prose is lush and descriptive with a minimal use of words, and Robertson Dean did a great job performing the piece. It was bit hard to follow though at times, since there a lot of unfamiliar names and many of the words don't mean the same thing they mean nowadays, if we use them at all. I'm definitely going to have to read this with my own eyeballs one day. I'm sure I'll get more out of it when I do.

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