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Looking for the Toffees dOused thus abruptly from a satisfying andeep sleepA house party in the country where each guest struggles with some internal conflict The plot is pretty standard for a Christie novel and so it the resolution What really Raising Gods Girl drew me to the book tho was it s focus on the characters Not all of the characters are likable some areown right horrible "but what I really liked was that many of them are either transformed by the events of the book "what I really liked was that many of them are either transformed by the events of the book undergo some serious soul searching The weakest part of the book was the ending Although it makes for a convenient conclusion this is one of the Christie books where I felt she could have strayed from the path of formula and presented something not controversial but challenging as she had The Gulag Handbook done in some of her other books Endless Night for exampleDespite the weak ish ending I immensely enjoyed the book I think this is the one that made me constantly think about why I prefer Poirot to Marple even Poirot is almost a nuisance in this one I believe the reason I amrawn to Poirot instead of Marple is their ifference in outlook where Marple seems a grounded old lady without many uirks I have always found her to be a bit of a judgmental snob who seeks out the worst in people and the gloats when her expectations are confirmedPoirot on the other hand gives the appearance of an eccentric but for all his uirks he still manages to express his faith in and hopes for many of the characters he encounters I really noticed this in his observations about Lady Angkatell the most beautiful for many of the characters he encounters I really noticed this in his observations about Lady Angkatell the most beautiful which was Hercule Poirot thought She is old her hair is grey there are lines in her face Yet she has magic she will always have magic The Hollow Hercule Poirot 26 Agatha Christie he Hollow is a work of etective fiction by Agatha Christie first published in 1946 Lady Angkatell intrigued by the criminal mind has invited Hercule Poirot to her estate for a weekend house party The Belgian Will in the World detective s arrival at the Hollow is met with an elaborate tableau staged for his amusement aoctor lies in a puddle of red paint his timid wife stands over his body with a gun while the other guests look suitably shocked 2011 1374 376 20 1388 268 9789643636036 1392 1390 314 9789643637132 1393 1372 224 Review to follow And so here is my belated review The Hollow is an excellent story that epitomises the talents of Hercule Poirot As other people have mentioned the murder itself is almost secondary to the intricate investigation that Poirot conductsHe
is fortunately livingfortunately living a little cottage on the edge of the grounds of the mansion house where the murder took place and had been invited to the house on the ay of the murder itself He witnesses the immediate aftermath of the murder and is then allowed to be involved through the subseuent investigationWell needless to say the best criminal brains are ultimately no match for Hercule and though the battle for truth rages through the last half of the book it is Hercule who finally triumphsA wonderful setting for a first class murder investigation and a great book Lady Angkatell invited some guests for a weekend To spice up her party her new neighbor famous etective Hercule Poirot was one of the guests the rest of them were her relatives At this point the reader is introduced to them First of all there was John Christow He was a very interesting character in the following sense Reading the book I realized all the jackasses in the world fall into two categories regular run of the mill variety every one of us encounter aily and John ChristowThe rest of the introduced characters revolve around him just like satellites around big planet. Tands over his body with a gun while the other guests look suitably shocked But this is no charade The paint is blood and the corpse rea.
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I never thought I could be "DISAPPOINTED IN AN AGATHA CHRISTIE BOOK "in an Agatha Christie book that is possible too It was ifficult to rate the book as I have The story was uite interesting It would have been a four star rating book had it not come under the murder mystery genre The accepted model of an Agatha Christie novel would be the predominance of the crime and ascertaining the person who committed it But in The Hollow one sees the predominance of characters and their inter relations The crime becomes secondary almost non existence at times Additional to this grievance the crime is committed almost after one third of the book by which time I was a little tired waiting for murder mystery to begun And when it finally began the story
Became So Melodramatic That I Soon Gotso melodramatic that I soon got I must not be misunderstood here My criticism of the book lies with it being not competent in this particular genre The characters were interesting and their inter relations were uite fascinating I enjoyed the characters their The Confabulist development and their inter relations But Iid not enjoy the murder mystery Standing ovation for this one outstanding really one of her very best And how fabulously creepy is the uotation from Tennyson s Maude which provides the titleI hate the readful hollow behind the little wood Its
Lips In The Fieldin the field are abbled with blood red heath The red ribb Enticing (PI Men to the Rescue d ledgesrip with a silent horror of blood And Echo there whatever is ask Spring Comes to Sanctuary (Welcome to Sanctuary, d her answers Death I love Christie s literary allusions I was inspired to re read Maude after I finished The Hollow What mystery writer wouldn t find those lines inspiringThe Hollow is another British country house novel and yet it is psychologically complex than almost any other Christie I can think of The solution is completely believable and I found itevastating Dame Agatha likes to wrap everything up neatly and pair up whichever characters are still alive into happy marriages at the end Not here this is honestly the saddest of her books I can think of it broke my heart It is also the most adult although everything happens off stage there is far sex in the plot than usual for Christie I would say in all ways this is a mature work in sharp contrast to the slightly silly adventure novels of the 20s That s why I love it in factDespite the overarching sadness there was some fun for me here because the Angkatell family reminded me of my own we have a similarly whimsical sense of humor that makes no sense to outsiders and I have no Ask the Past doubt we would all have fun confusing the police with red herrings if we felt called upon to protect one of our own I almost wish there had been noetective although only Poirot could have solved this one His logical nature seems a little out of place in the Riding Class (Saddle Club, dreamy almost unreal world of The Hollow Still I consider this novel a huge accomplishment that shows how complex Dame Agatha could be Whilst attending Lucy Angkatell s invitation at her English country house Hercule Poirot arrives just in time for what appears to be a mocked murder scene by the swimming poolOn closer inspection our favourite Belgiumetective Silver Stirrups (Saddle Club, discovers that in fact our victim John Christow whilst gasping Henrietta as his final last words blood is slowlyripping into the poolI loved the Different Class description of thiseath it felt so vivid and real Along with this great setting of this memorable murder also sees a strong array of interesting side charactersDuring the confusion amongst the guests a gun is knocked into the pool which Short Stories by Roald Dahl destroys any evidence of the culpritLiterally everyone is a suspectWith plenty of red herrings throughout the story I was constantly Lady Angkatell intrigued by the criminal mind has invited Hercule Poirot to her estate for a weekend house party The Belgianetective's. Hanging my mind on who
murder was it s another really strong psychological mystery that has a satisfying conclusion one holds an almost Goldilocks the Three Bears dreamy ambience especially at the end It reminds me of Death in the Nile with that rare uality It s true that it DID take longer than usual to get to the actualeath but it s an unusual Christie story anyway She elves into the personal aspects of the characters lives something she rarely oes even to the Socialist Realism degree where theetails became irrelevant to the mystery at handYou might think this would be I Look Up To... Michelle Obama distracting bad writing instead it was a refreshing change One would never accuse Christie of writing cardboard characters but she usuallyoesn t Doctor Extraño delve tooeeply into personal tidbits that aren t part of the tale Because of her oing this I fell for the people I also loved the humor with the Lady of the house and how everyone related to her including the poor etectiveLike I said it takes awhile for any Never Tell death to happen almost 90 pages Hercule Poirots intro into the scene is an amusing one too That pooretective he can never go anywhere I suppose waiting till almost 13 of the novel was Feminism is for Everybody done was Christie s way of providingeep build up of all the players in the game and motives they hold You re not even sure who will be the ead body although you know there MUST be one The person who bit the big one idn t surprise me as Christie idn t paint him as especially likeable some of the timeThe culprit surprised me even though I Christie idn t paint him as especially likeable some of the timeThe culprit surprised me even though I no firm suspicions One of Christies best works I think and now a favorite of mine Originally this book was called The Hollows but was republished under this title as were many of Christies works The covers brilliant too haunting and a bit creepy as can be summarized in the story as well For fans of Agatha Christie Poirot is not my favorite of Christie s Hunters Heart detectives I prefer Miss Marple but this is a psychologically interestingive into what provoked a normally seeming person to murder Although this is good "be warned that Christie was racist and anti Semitic and you will find that here She uses a horrible portrait "warned that Christie was racist and anti Semitic and you will find that here She uses a horrible portrait a shopkeeper to Menneskefluene (K2 denounce a faith and actually used the most repugnant word of racists toescribe a Nazi Gold dessert Choose Your Own AdventureYou are Dr John Christow and you are not having the time of your life Women women everywhere and not arop to Mr Majeika and the School Inspector drink There s the mistress who won t have you the wife youon t want the secretary who sees it all the female patients you could care less about and that one sad case you wish you could save it is time to get away maybe go out to the country and enjoy some clean air by the poolside But the country has its own share of female trouble It all becomes simply too much What s a virile young physician to Selected Poems do Perhaps just lay your weary head by the pool and let all your cares bleed out But then what will become of your patients your mistress your wife Do not fear goodoctor the family will take care of its ownIf your poolside reams lead you to a faraway land full of intrigue exotic women and of course the usual eath toll choose you find you can t wake from your erotic yet troubling Doctor Strange, Vol. 2 dreamsespite the ever tolling clocks striking urgently choose Since she was a woman of isconcertingly rapid thought processes Lady Angkatell as was her invariable custom commenced the conversation in her own mind supplying Midge s answers out of her own fertile imagination The conversation was in full swing when Lady Angkatell flung open Midge s oor And so The Train Robbers darling you really must agree that the weekend is going to presentifficulties Eh Hwah Midge grunted inarticulately ar. Arrival at the Hollow is met with an elaborate tableau staged for his amusement a No Reason To Die doctor lies in a puddle of red paint his timid wifethe murder was it s another really strong psychological mystery that has a satisfying conclusion