And Then There Were None

by Agatha Christie | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0006165400 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingBookworm-ladywing of Madrid, Madrid Spain on 4/5/2019
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5 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by wingBookworm-ladywing from Madrid, Madrid Spain on Friday, April 05, 2019
"Ten strangers find themselves trapped in a lonely island mansion off the Devon coast. Ten strangers who have nothing in common... except that each one guards a deadly secret.
Then the murderer strikes... and then there are only nine. Then eight. Then seven. Then six. Then five. Then four. Then three..."


Journal Entry 2 by wingBookworm-ladywing at Madrid, Madrid Spain on Friday, April 05, 2019
Now a 13th Anniversary Bookray.

The list:
1) Delphi_Reader (Greece)
2) mcsar (Canada)
3) greenbadger (UK)
4) LilyKlip (Germany)(The book is here! - BOOKRAY COMPLETED)

As usual, this remains open to new readers, as soon as I can fit in their mailing preferences; and there is no limit on the time you can keep the book, books are for reading at leisure, always remembering that there are others waiting to read the book.
Let's get started, and enjoy!! :)

Journal Entry 3 by wingBookworm-ladywing at Madrid, Madrid Spain on Monday, May 27, 2019

Released 6 mos ago (5/27/2019 UTC) at Madrid, Madrid Spain

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Sent today to Delphi-Reader, as the first participant in this bookray.
I hope it will arrive safely, and that you will enjoy reading it... :)

Journal Entry 4 by wingDelphi_Readerwing at Δελφοί - Delphi, Fokida Greece on Friday, May 31, 2019
The book arrived today!
Thank you Bookworm-lady and Happy Bookiversary!

Journal Entry 5 by wingDelphi_Readerwing at Δελφοί - Delphi, Fokida Greece on Tuesday, June 11, 2019
This book was good! I've read it in Greek years ago and it was great to now re-read it in English. This specific edition features the altered title, but the text is I believe the original, so yes, you'll come upon 10 little nigger boys, not Indians and not soldiers or whatever. Annoying by today's standards, but on the other hand more original and you get the author's inspiration with the nursery theme etc
( How people were thinking on those eras! To entertain a child with such lyrics! But it is what it is!). On my opinion it's always preferable to read the original, even if it's disturbing, because always something goes missing in translation.

As it happens on many Agatha Christie's novels, this book doesn't avoid some hyperbole or the prejudices of this era's British elit towards everyone really, but it's still a well-written book.
Judging the book very strictly, it appears a bit "naive" on many aspects...But it has a nice pace, it's atmospheric, the narration flows easily and is lively, sparing gruesome details. Agatha Christie's writting style makes even complicated stories seem simple, but never simplistic, while she knew how to keep a reader's interest without having to fill pages after pages with split guts, rivers of blood,brains on the floor...

This is a pleasant book to pass the time, as pleasant can be a book containing tons of murders anyway... I finished it in two afternoons and I had a good time : )

Thanks for sharing!

Journal Entry 6 by wingDelphi_Readerwing at by mail, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Released 6 mos ago (6/12/2019 UTC) at by mail, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases

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And off to Canada it goes...

Happy Reading!

Journal Entry 7 by wingmcsarwing at Richmond, British Columbia Canada on Saturday, July 06, 2019
Thank you Delphi_Reader for the book, the homemade magnet and the extra bookplates. I adore the Smurf one. I used to be a big fan. This is so nostalgic.

And thank you Bookworm-lady for starting the ray.

Journal Entry 8 by wingmcsarwing at Richmond, British Columbia Canada on Friday, July 12, 2019
I absolutely enjoyed every moment of reading. This may not be the perfect book, but it is the perfect Agatha Christie. Great pacing, clever plot, and a good mystery without gore. This one also stands out in its tension and atmosphere as the characters are being hunt down one by one. It is the first of her books I read many many decades ago, the one that got me hooked as a devoted fan. I have re-read it in the past. It is still a blast to read this time and that is testament to how good it is. Thanks for sharing this as a bookray.

Journal Entry 9 by wingmcsarwing at Next Reader, Bookray -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, July 13, 2019

Released 5 mos ago (7/13/2019 UTC) at Next Reader, Bookray -- Controlled Releases

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Starting its journey to the next reader. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 10 by winggreenbadgerwing at St Albans, Hertfordshire United Kingdom on Saturday, July 27, 2019
Thanks very much for this bookray book! And for the cute owl magnet and bookplate.

Journal Entry 11 by winggreenbadgerwing at St Albans, Hertfordshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Some of the racial description in this book is really unacceptable to the modern reader and made it an uncomfortable read. Setting that aside, I don't think this is Christie's best, as there's a bit less character interest than I expect from her books (possibly because of the nature of the guests). Ten strangers are invited to an island, they all have some sort of murder in their past, and then they start dying - the suspense is strong and I would never have guessed who did it.

Journal Entry 12 by winggreenbadgerwing at St Albans, Hertfordshire United Kingdom on Saturday, August 10, 2019

Released 4 mos ago (8/10/2019 UTC) at St Albans, Hertfordshire United Kingdom

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On its way to LilyKlip who is next in the ray.

Journal Entry 13 by LilyKlip at Leipzig, Sachsen Germany on Wednesday, September 18, 2019
This arrived just before my holidays and I forgot to journal it! Thank you for sharing and posting it to me. I'm looking forward to reading it.

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