Okay, how do I start this? Is it possible to be shocked and not shocked at the same time? I mean, that should be a normal reaction for reading this book. Honestly, I don’t know how I’ll make a good review for this but I’ll give it a try.
First of all, I’d like to say that this is one of the best books I’ve ever read in my 23 years of living. I don’t think I’m exaggerating though. My experience with this book was amazing.
Second, the way the story was written, the details, the clues — it’s like you, as the reader, are the one solving the case which actually is the reason why this book will get you so hooked. To be honest, my mind was at work all the while I’m reading this. I seriously could not stop reading and whenever I had to put the book down, it aches me. It’s a page-turner kind of book, I must say.
Before I began reading, I already had questions in mind that I would like to be answered. As I moved on from one chapter to another, some of my questions would be answered but new questions would come to mind as well which I’ve sure happened to the others while they were reading this. My satisfaction was at the end of the book since that’s when my last few questions in mind were answered. (I need not elaborate the questions as they were pretty much the same as the ones listed in the book). Also, I believe that as you finish reading this book you’d be able to identify the answer to the main question: Who was the murderer? — but I surely would not spoil it for anyone. 🙂
Lastly, I’d like to admire the main character here — Hercule Poirot. The way he was written as a character, I believe, was well-thought of (if that is the perfect term for it).
I was amazed with his POV because he was able to think of all possible scenarios, probabilities of each evidence happening, and how he was able to analyze anything that he was told. Seriously speaking, not all detectives are like him or could be like him with his great skills.
The way he handled this case has got me sitting at the edge of my seat the whole time. And the fun part here, I have attempted throughout the whole read, to beat him with analyzing the evidence/s that were stated, and I think I only succeeded once.
To add a few more thoughts, I actually realized that — because of this book — people (anyone) can do just about anything when forced to face with a situation that required so much emotional struggle for a person to handle.
If asked to read this book again, I would say yes. So I’m giving this book 5 stars and I’d definitely recommend it to all readers who are looking for a suspense read. Also, I would probably see the movie now to compare and see a visual of what I just read.
* To anyone I might have insulted or might have offended in some way with this review, I apologize. It wasn’t my intention. *
To those who haven’t read this book yet, start now and happy reading!!!!! 🙂