Sunday, April 19, 2009

Evil Under the Sun

Evil Under the Sun, by Agatha Christie, 1940 (202 pages)

It's been a long time since I've read a mystery, and I definitely enjoyed this one. If you haven't read any Agatha Christie novels, this is a good one to start with. My dad is a huge Christie fan, and I can see why. Throughout the book, I was trying to figure out who the murderer was. I did catch a detail/clue that was right, but I followed it the wrong direction. When the crime was solved, I was definitely surprised. One thing that I enjoyed about this book is that the reader is given all of the clues that the detective is given, so you really can try to figure it out while you're reading.

The main reason I picked this book up was for the LOST books challenge. This is one of the books that Sawyer is seen reading, during Season 3, episode 14 ("Expose'"). The title itself is something that needs to be kept in mind while watching LOST, as well. The characters in the book mention a few times that "there is evil everywhere under the sun." Including the island. :)

I also wanted to point out that I have technically finished my LOST Books Challenge. Since January, I have read 5 books that have been mentioned and/or used on the show: The Stand by Stephen King, A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle, Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut, On the Road by Jack Kerouac, and Evil Under the Sun by Agatha Christie. I do have plans, however, to read at least a few more of the books used on the show. When I do read them, I'll be sure to note how I think they may tie in to LOST.
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Total number of books read in 2009: 19
Total number of pages read in 2009: 7227

2 comments:

Kerrie said...

Carrie, you could submit this review to the Agatha Christie Reading Challenge Blog Carnival.
See http://acrccarnival.blogspot.com/
This month's edition of the carnival closes in about 24 hours.

ELISABETH said...

Have you seen the Geraldine McEwan version of Miss Marple? She played Miss Marple in several of the episodes and she's so wonderful!!

http://www.amazon.com/Agatha-Christies-Marple-Geraldine-McEwan/dp/B0007Y3XRG