May. 30th, 2017

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I know I said I was going to expand my reading horizons but when I find myself in times of trouble, Agatha Christie comforts me. I also owe the Gutenberg Project for putting it online.

The Mysterious Affair At Styles is a solid book, and a good introduction to Poirot.

What I find most interesting about it however is how much you can see Christie developing from it. It's got all the building blocks of your average Poirot, the country house, the summation in the drawing room, but it's lacking some of the small character bits that the later Christies have.

It's also clear how much Hugh Fraser brings to Hastings in the adaptations, because this Hastings is nowhere near as charmingly adorkable. He really is just dim.

LibraryThing Suggestions )

Are all Christies, several of which I have read.
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This is the change from when I went to Hamburg in November

11 - Germany

1 - Italy, Spain (I really like the Cervantes coin)

It's interesting that there's no Dutch one as I did spend some money in Schipol.

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