Tag: Okay

Agatha Christie – Taken at the Flood | Review

Title: Taken at the Flood

Author: Agatha Christie

Type: Fiction

Page Count: 192

Rating: 3.5/5

This was just okay but not great, although I always say that even Agatha Christie at her worst is better than most at their best. I think the issue here is that she did her usual thing of not introducing Poirot until towards the end of the story, and that only works if the story and the characters have got you hooked. Here, they unfortunately didn’t.

I did enjoy reading it though, I just can’t say that I enjoyed it as much as the other Christie books that I’ve read, and I wouldn’t recommend it unless you’re a seasoned fan. It’s one of the few times that I’ve been reading a Christie novel and asking myself when it was going to end because I wanted to hurry up and move on to something else.

So yeah, there’s my take on Taken at the Flood, although you should take it with a pinch of salt. Some people like some Christie books and some people like others. So there you have it.

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William Shakespeare – Pericles, Prince of Tyre | Review

Title: Pericles, Prince of Tyre

Author: William Shakespeare

Type: Fiction

Page Count: 94

Rating: 3.75/5

This was an okay little read I guess, and it was helped by the fact that I read it in one of the beautiful Folio Society editions that I’ve been reading of late. Still, coming off the back of Titus Andronicus and The Merry Wives of Windsor, both of which I really enjoyed, it was a little bit of a disappointment. But what can I say? They can’t all be hits, right?

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