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Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie
Author: Agatha Christie
Release Date: 6 November' 1939
Genre: Mystery
Pages: 317
ISBN NO.: 978-0-00-728231-9
Publisher: Harper Collins

Summary

Ten people, each with something to hide and something to fear, are invited to a lonely mansion on Indian Island by a host who fails to appear but leaves a recording accusing all of undetected murder. Cut off by his orders, one by one each die according to a nursery rhyme Ten Little Indians. A confession in a bottle solves how nobody remains alive. 

Review

4Personally, I loved the book! It was simple and mysterious. Kept me guessing all the time, but somehow if you use your brains in the first few pages you’ll recognise the killer easy enough (I did), but what blows the mind is that, the person you guessed as the killer gets murdered quite soon!

That’s the real catching point for me because in the end its revealed that he was’t dead at that time and was the last one to die.

I liked the fact that Mr. Wargrave’s killing spree was triggered by the fact that there are various situations where the suspect gets away very easily even after being guilty.

I loved it and will suggest it to those who love mysteries and also to those who like short books that can be read in a day or two.

Read this review on Goodreads here.

Other Stuff

Opening Page: Ten Little Soldier Boys’ Poem.

Highlights: Undoubtedly, the suspense!

Low-lights: 2-3 points were left unexplained.

Memorable Paragraph: The Poem itself!

Final Thoughts: A good and light read.

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Theodore Boone

e6c9f-theodorebooneAuthor: John Grisham

Release Date: 2010

Genre: Legal Thriller

Pages: 263

ISBN NO.: 978 1444 71306 0

Indian Publisher: Hachette

Summary

A perfect murder
A faceless witness
A lone courtroom champion knows the whole truth . . . and he’s only thirteen years old
Meet Theodore Boone
 In the small city of Strattenburg, there are many lawyers, and though he’s only thirteen years old, Theo Boone thinks he’s one of them. Theo knows every judge, policeman, court clerk—and a lot about the law. He dreams of being a great trial lawyer, of a life in the courtroom.
But Theo finds himself in court much sooner than expected. Because he knows so much—maybe too much—he is suddenly dragged into the middle of a sensational murder trial. A cold-blooded killer is about to go free, and only Theo knows the truth.
The stakes are high, but Theo won’t stop until justice is served.

Review

Theodore Boone

Other Stuff

The Opening Line

“ Theodore Boone was an only child and for that reason usually had breakfast alone.”

Highlights

The easy flow of the story and the fact that how simply Theodore is shown doing complicated and mind-bending stuff.

Lowlights

None.

Memorable Paragraph

“ How could it be that he, Theodore Boone, knew the truth about the Duffy murder? Of all the people in Strattenburg, some seventy-five thousand, why him? The town’s biggest crime since something bad happened back in the 1950s, and he, Theo, was suddenly in the middle of it. ”

Final Thoughts

An easy read. Theodore, according to me, is an extremely adorable character. Will definitely recommend it to teenagers.

The Racketeer

 
99582-pic_1Author:  John Grisham ReleaseRelease date: October 23, 2012
Genre: Legal Thriller
Pages: 386
ISBN No.978-1-444-75720-0
Indian Publisher: Hachette
 
 
Review
I read only the first 221 pages of this book… In the beginning I quite liked it but midway through I started getting bored and ended up giving up (which I rarely do). I felt it wasn’t really worth the time.
As I didn’t finish the book I am not going to write the summary (that’s obvious!) and not going to comment on the books writing style and all.
I would just like to say that if you want to read it… read it at your own risk!
 
The Opening Line: “I am a lawyer, and I am in prison. It’s a long story. ”
 
Final Thoughts: Not worth the time.

About Me

My name is Heena Rathore P., and I’m a 23-year-old B.Com. Grad. and a blogger who loves to read. I currently live in Pune, Maharashtra (India).

Married to the love of my life and since then living my dream life (All thanks to Vishal!)

Reading is something I love since childhood. And finally I am getting all the time I need to READ 🙂

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My Approach:

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I’m exceptionally difficult to offend, and I have few scruples about what I read, so as long as the fiction falls loosely within the mentioned categories, I’ll be happy to review it.