Title: Elephants Can Remember

Author: Agatha Christie

Type: Fiction

Page Count/Review Word Count: 224

Rating: 3*/5


Agatha Christie - Elephants Can Remember

Agatha Christie – Elephants Can Remember


This book wasn’t Agatha Christie’s best book, but it’ll do. Even at her worst, she’s better than most, it’s just that this book feels less “alive” than some of her others, probably because she’d been writing Poirot stories for quite a while by this point and so she was probably running out of ideas.

I think part of the problem that I had was that it felt too “cookie cutter”. It was almost a parody of itself because it included all of the tropes that Christie pretty much single-handedly invented, but this also meant that it wasn’t particularly innovative and not worth reading above most of her others.

In fact, I read this book a week or so ago and forgot to post a review until now, but I’m already struggling to remember what it was all about. The main thing that I remember about it is that it has a key on the cover, and I only remember that because that was one of the challenges on the bookshelf scavenger hunt and I had to pass on that one because I didn’t own any.

All in all, this is fine to read if you’re trying to read everything that Christie ever wrote.


Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie


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