‘The murderer is with us–on the train now…'” -MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
With the release of its recent movie adaptation, MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS has been all over bookstagram. Until now, the only Agatha Christie book I’d read was ENDLESS NIGHT. I loved it and always intended on picking up another Christie novel. When I heard MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS was coming to the big screen, I knew exactly which one I had to read next.
A passenger on the Orient Express is found stabbed to death in his room, but the room is locked from the inside. Only someone among the twelve other passengers could be responsible. Renowned detective Hercule Poirot, a prominent figure in Christie’s mystery novels, uses his sleuthing abilities to solve the crime.
Since this book is a murder mystery, I wasn’t expecting the humor I found in it. Despite the dark subject matter, Christie’s characters are clever and funny. This added a refreshing lightness to the story. Poirot’s sharp wits and no-nonsense approach make him the perfect detective. He gathers evidences and interviews each passenger, and even the smallest clue doesn’t escape his detection. I loved trying to put the pieces together with him. When I read mystery novels or thrillers, I try to solve the mystery, but I didn’t see this thrilling conclusion coming.
I always read the book before watching the movie, so once I finished this book, I went to the theater. I was very happy with the film adaptation. It was well cast, and aside from a few Hollywood dramatizations, the movie stayed relatively true to the book.
I’ve enjoyed mystery novels since I was young, and Christie is the queen of the genre. Pick up a copy of MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS and then buy your ticket to the movies.
The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.” -MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS