Book: Evil Under the Sun
Authoress: Agatha Christie
Length: 220 (Hardcover)
Original Publication Date: 1941
Goodreads: Evil Under the Sun
The LOST Connection: Sawyer is reading this book in Season 3 Episode 14 before being interrupted by Nikki.
My summary: Murder, intrigue, and propriety mingle and sizzle in the summer heat at the Jolly Roger Hotel on Smuggler's Island Leathercombe Bay. Thank goodness detective Hercule Poirot just happened to be vacationing there when a dead body turns up.
My say: Now that I have read my first Agatha Christie, I see why she is so loved. The story is ripe with colorful characters, plots twists, and mystery.
My whodunit verdict: I had my theories. I even kept a diagram of the characters and possible motives. But the mystery alluded me up to the very end.
My star rating: 4 out 5 of stars; Evil Under the Sun is a beguiling tale I am proud to add to my home library.
My kiddie-o-meter: Despite being modest by today's standards, the story does contain murder, infidelity, and many more adult themes.
My LOST observations:
- Arlena Stuart captures the hearts of many men just like Kate.
- Arlena and Nikki Fernandez are strikingly similar. But (because I refuse to spoil the book) all I will say is that they are both actresses with poor taste in men.
From book to film to wii: Two thumbs down on both the film and the wii game. They both kind of hurt.
My final say: Have you read any Agatha Christie? If so, do you prefer Hercule Poirot or Miss Marple?
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