Book Review: Elephants can Remember by Agatha Christie

EtherealJinxed | Book Review | Elephants can Remember by Agatha Christie

Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Book Name: Elephants can Remember
Author: Agatha Christie
Pages: 224
Publication Year: 1972

This book Elephants can Remember is again not the usual Agatha Christie book in the sense that it turned out to be actually boring and I kept waiting for the book to finish. You know what it reminded me of? When I used to love Sidney Sheldon books and later read inspired work by Tilly Bagshawe. I mean the writing is just ok and not too great.

I assume there comes a time when authors have written 100s of books and want to try out a different kind of writing. In fact the only thing I liked in this book was the characterization of Adriane Oliver, the mystery writer. Oh, it felt like how some are able to write thrillers by having a propensity to research and getting enthusiastic about even a small lead. By the way, is her character based on Agatha Christie, just wondering? However, if you are a newbie in reading such genre or you have never before read Agatha’s books, I will not recommend this one for starters but to be kept at the very end of spectrum.

Keep watching my blog for more of Agatha Christie books.

Excerpt from the back cover of the book:
Hercule Poirot is determined to solve an old husband and wife double murder that is still an open verdict! Hercule Poirot stood on the cliff-top. Here, many years earlier, there had been a tragic accident. This was followed by the grisly discovery of two more bodies — a husband and wife — shot dead. But who had killed whom? Was it a suicide pact? A crime of passion? Or cold-blooded murder? Poirot delves back into the past and discovers that ‘old sin can leave long shadows’.

About the author:
Agatha Christie is the best-selling author of all time. She wrote eighty crime novels and story collections, fourteen plays, and several other books. Her books have sold roughly four billion copies and have been translated into 45 languages. She is the creator of the two most enduring figures in crime literature – Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple – and author of The Mousetrap, the longest-running play in the history of modern theatre.

Agatha Christie also wrote romance novels under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott, and was occasionally published under the name Agatha Christie Mallowan. To honour her many literary works, she was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 1956 New Year Honours. The next year, she became the President of the Detection Club. In the 1971 New Year Honours she was promoted Dame Commande.

Twitter: @agathachristie

Rating: 6/10

About Alka

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