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Book Review: And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

At the verge of survival, humans turn into animals.
As Agatha christie rightly says it is very difficult to write 10 murders one after another without the murderer becoming obvious. The clever trick author pulled is that all the ten people had committed terrible crimes or at least accused of. But None of their crimes are proved or can be proven. Hence Every one in the ten people could be the murderer. The morality of actions is well illustrated. The professional mistakes conflicting with ethics was well described. Book is short and fast paced. Suspense is well maintained. Language is simple. The transition of humans into animals at the verge of survival was well articulated.

And Then There Were None Book cover
And Then There Were None

Even in the face of death the professional organisation is still maintained; The authority of judge over police and doctor diagnosis. It shows the human tendency for a societal structure. Beginning is little clumsy since it starts with introduction of ten characters one after other. But they meet at a place, then things take violent turn. This is my first book by Agatha christie. But from what I read and understood and heard from others this could be her Masterpiece.

Rating: ★★★★☆

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