Title: Murder on the Orient Express
Author: Agatha Christie
Category: 5. Read a book written before 1950
Date Started: June 24th 2017
Date Finished: June 28th 2017
This is the second of my Agatha Christie books for the year, this is probably one of the most well known Agatha Christie books out there. So well known that it’s getting a brand new movie to be released this year. In fact, that’s the reason I chose this book because I wanted to read it before seeing the movie. Of course, having read the book I’m now wondering about some of their casting choices but we’ll see. Okay, mostly I’m wondering about Michelle Pfeiffer who is playing a character who is described as ‘homely’, a word I never would’ve thought to associate with Pfeiffer. But we’ll see.
At any rate, the famous detective Poirot boards the Orient Express on the way to a job, but someone is murdered on the train and it’s up to him to solve the murder. There aren’t that many people on the train but the victim seems to have rubbed a lot of people the wrong way.
And again there’s a classic Christie twist at the end which is super fun and I won’t spoil it for you.
If you read no other Christie book then definitely read this one.
Rating: 4/5 stars