To continue on the Agatha Christie trend, this book had me at the edge of my seat the entire time. Considered a classic and a must-read piece of literature, And Then There Were None is a novel that anyone remotely interested in either “old timey” writing or mystery. This book was on my shelf for a really long time until one day I was really in the mood for a short and intense read. I don’t think I could’ve chosen a better novel. It was short, captivating, and kept me on my toes the entire time.
I always wondered why I never got spoilers regarding the book. This book’s plot always seemed shrouded in mystery, which obviously I will try to continue to the best of my ability. What I can tell you is that this book is about twelve people who are invited or brought to Soldier Island, located just off the British coast, and slowly but surely they all die one by one. That’s all that can really be said about the plot.
After reading this book, I undoubtedly can say that Christie has made me want to actively read more mystery and even horror for that matter. The problem is, that in mainstream media, contemporary books and dystopian novels are pushed so much. Usually, these novels also have the same cookie-cutter plot. The fact that this novel was so different, and so well structured, that it sparked my desire to read voraciously once more.
I really hope you read this book at least once in your life. It really is a great piece of literature. I also want to encourage everyone to actually read something they don’t usually see pushed in media. Something random and bizarre that caught your interest. Those, my friend, are usually the best ones. -M