This is the first mystery novel and Agatha Christie novel that I’ve read, and it also happens to be the bestselling title in the entire mystery genre of all time. Ten strangers are invited to a fancy party on an island, and then, one by one, they start dying, and they try to figure out who is the murderer. In the end they never figure it out, and everyone dies.
At first I wasn’t used to the genre, and the first two chapters were hard to read, as 10 different characters were introduced in quick succession and I couldn’t keep track of everyone. Then, as the situation is revealed, the reading became very fast. The book (maybe the genre) is very plot-driven, focusing on what happened and logical deductions, and not much on character development or setting the scenery or the psychological / emotional factors. Everything is revealed in an epilogue and makes logical sense, so it’s not like one of those “artistic” stories where strange stuff happen and the author never reveals why.
This was interesting. Now that I have a basic understanding of the genre, I’ll read a few more, also see how Agatha Christie’s writing changes as she develops dementia.