And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


This was good. Had me looking up the ‘Ten Little Soldiers’ nursery rhyme to guess the murders. I am really loving rediscovering Agatha.This novel is based on the poem and the deaths of her characters directly reflect the circumstances of the rhyme:

Ten Little Soldier Boys

Ten Little Soldier Boys went out to Dine, one choked his little self and then there were nine.

Nine  Little Soldier Boys stayed up very late; One overslept himself and then there were eight.

Eight  Little Soldier Boys travelling in Devon; One said he’d stay there and then there were seven.

Seven Little Soldier Boys chopping up sticks; One chopped himself in halves and then there were six.

Six  Little Soldier Boys playing with a hive; A bumblebee stung one and then there were five.

Five Little Soldier Boys going through a door; One stubbed his toe and then there were four.

Four Little Soldier Boys going out to sea; A red herring swallowed one and then there were three.

Three Little Soldier Boys walking in the zoo; A big bear hugged one and then there were two.

Two Little Soldier Boys sitting in the sun; One got frizzled up and then there was One.

One  Little Soldier Boy left all alone; He went and hanged himself and then there were none. 

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Love is for Losers by Wibke Brueggeman

Love Is for Losers by Wibke Brueggeman

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Geeky, Sassy, Phoebe- you made me laugh. I loved you so much and my sixteen year old self would certainly have identified with you.

Well done debut author Wibke Brueggemann.

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Lighthousekeeping by Jeanette Winterson

Lighthousekeeping is rich and poetic. It’s about the relationship between orphaned Silver and mysterious and pragmatic lighthouse keeper Pew. And it’s about stories. Silver’s hunger for stories and Pew’s willingness to tell them. Stories about people and past lives. Every life has a story long after the physical body has gone. Oral stories passed down through the generations.

‘Tell me a story Jeanette’-

… you certainly told a magical one in Lighthousekeeping.

Ghosts of Guatemala by Collin Glavac

Ghosts of Guatemala by Collin Glavac

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Spent the weekend in Antigua, Guatemala immersed in the dangerous world of the CIA and Latin American drug cartels. Quite a complicated plot and I had to re-read bits to make sure I was understanding it, but this was a cracking, fast paced narrative with an explosive ending. Its the first in a trilogy featuring CIA agent John Carpenter. Had a job getting past the fact that it was Antigua Guatemala, not Antigua West Indies, but got over that… Seriously, I enjoyed it when I didn’t expect to.



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1984 by George Orwell.

1984 by George Orwell

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Dystopia

Pronunciation:/dɪˈstəʊpɪə/
Frequency (in current use):
Etymology: modern Latin, < dys- prefix + -topia (in utopia n.)
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An imaginary place or condition in which everything is as bad as possible; opposed to utopia n.Oxford English Dictionary

George Orwell’s 1984.
My older self was way more disturbed by this than my eighteen-year-old self. The depressing inevitability of Winston’s fate. Room 101. Big Brother. Hated it. Loved it.

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