hercule poirot #1 – the mysterious affair at styles / agatha christie

I have been seeing Agatha Christie “The Queen of Crime” books across Instagram since last year and have joined a book club dedicated to reading her books. I liked her books and decided to quit the book club and just read at my own pace.

Title: The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920)

My Thoughts: There are already tons of reviews for Agatha Christie books that I feel it is redundant to add more. Instead, I will just do a list of my thoughts while reading her books. 🙂

  • This is the first of her published works.
  • Hercule Poirot and Hastings is a duo like Sherlock and Watson.
  • The plot is not that amazing. It is not jaw dropping or suspenseful. It was okay to be honest. I guess I continued reading it for it’s readability and I like Poirot and his quirks and his attitude to cleanliness which, if you ask me, is borderline OCD.
  • I find Hastings (his trusted assistant and his roommate) a funny fellow and also a fool. He gets upset when Poirot doesn’t tell him his findings.
  • It’s the first book in the series so you should not pass reading this just because it’s not as popular as her other works. It sets an example to her simple style of writing. When I say simple, there are no dramatic scenes or even wow factors. It is like reading in a matter of fact manner, but in a fun way!

Rating: 4/5 stars


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