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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – Le Chien Des Baskervilles | Review

Titre: Le Chien Des Baskervilles

Auteure: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Catégorie: Fiction

Nombre de Pages: 192

Rating: 4/5

Alors c’est une autre review en français. J’ai lu ce bouquin car je suis apprends le français pour parler avec ma petite amie. Je lisais Le Chien Des Baskervilles en anglais plusieurs fois quand je etais plus jeune, mais je n’ai jaimais lu un roman en français. Si, un BD peut-être, mais ce livre est mon roman première dans mon langue deuxieme.

Il a été un experience extraordinaire, très difficile mais enrichissante. J’ai appris beacoup de mots nouveau, y compris le phrase, “En veritè Watson, vous vous surpassez.” J’ai appris “malèdiction” signifit “curse” en anglais et “bourbier” se fait pour “mire“. Et aussi le conte est bien, comme toujours.

C’est ne pas mon bouquin prefère dans le œuvre de Conan Doyle, mais c’est pas mal et j’aimerais lire plus dans la série. C’est pas un probléme si tu savoir la solution quand tu liras pour améliorer votre conaissance de une langue étrangère. Au moins, je me dis c’est la verité et je ne suis pas ouf.

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Agatha Christie – Death in the Clouds | Review

Title: Death in the Clouds

Author: Agatha Christie

Type: Fiction

Page Count/Review Word Count: 336

Rating 3.75/5

 

 

I hadn’t heard of this book before I saw it and bought it, and so I’m guessing it’s one of the lesser-known Hercule Poirot books. Still, I’m slowly working my way through all of Agatha Christie’s back catalogue and so it was inevitable that I’d eventually get to this one at some point or another.

It turned out to be pretty good, although I will concede that it was from Christie at her best. I also think that if you’ve read a lot of Christie’s work in the past, you’re going to find this one pretty predictable. It’s kind of obvious which clues are red herrings and which are important, even if you can’t figure out how that all comes together to point to the solution.

But I wasn’t too bothered about that anyway because I don’t really read murder mysteries to try to guess at the solution. That’s especially true with Agatha Christie, because the journey itself is such a pleasure that she makes it easy to keep on reading. Some of her characters were fantastic and much more three-dimensional than usual, while others were a little lackluster, which made it a mixed bag.

 

 

I also think that it had too much of a focus on blowpipes as a murder weapon, and I can say that because it isn’t a spoiler. It’s been overdone, although possibly just because Christie herself has been imitated so many times throughout the years, but really it felt like she was trying to be Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

All in all though, I’d definitely recommend this if you’re a Christie fan, and while it might not be the best story to start with, it’s worth grabbing if you see it in a charity shop.

 

 

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