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Monday: Running.
Tuesday: Books.
Friday: Green living.

10 May 2011

Teaser Tuesday #9

Passenger to Frankfurt, Agatha Christie

"She was curious to know what oratory could do."

"It was one of the rare occasions in his life when Sir Stafford Nye was taken aback."


So technically I'm finished with this book, but I couldn't resist sharing a snippet anyway. This was my first Christie book-- I'll definitely be back for more! I quite liked her voice, and her characters were brilliantly fun.




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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be ReadingAnyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

13 comments:

Shannon O'Donnell said...

I haven't read any Agatha Christie yet. I should, though! :-)

....Petty Witter said...

I've also only ever read one Agatha Christie and, unlike you, was not too impressed. A great teaser though, I'm glad you enjoyed the book.

The Golden Eagle said...

I've never read anything by Agatha Christie--I've heard mixed things about her books. But I'll probably read something by her eventually, just to find out what she's like.

Great teaser!

Su said...

@Shannon: I definitely enjoyed it.

@Petty: Her stuff is definitely out of date by today's standards, and no modern author would go on tangents like she does. But I think that's why I like it so much. Reminded me of Elinor Brent-Dyer (Chalet School) a little bit.

@Golden Eagle: I think these days it's definitely for a niche audience. A fun read, though.

Austin James said...

I always hear such good things about Agatha Christie... I bought this book at a used bookstore last fall... I should read it.

Su said...

I don't know if it was the best one to start with, but hey, too late now! ;)

Ciara said...

My mother was a huge Christie fan. I red one book, TEN LITTLE INDIANS, and never read another one. My mom recently told me it was the only book she didn't love by her. Guess I'll have to read another one now. :)

Su said...

Ah. Now I know which one to look out for! :)

Faith said...

My favorite Agatha Christie book is 'And Then There Were None...' ...which, now that I think about it, might be the alternate title to Ten Little Indians. HAH! Interesting what some people love and some hate. :)

Kerri said...

How fun! And I love Christie! But I'm writing because I saw your mention of PG Wodehouse, and I agree! I have "Right Ho, Jeeves" on tape, and I listen to it so often I'm wearing it out. Always makes me laugh!

Su said...

@Faith: Guess that's why there's so many books, then. ;)

@Kerri: Oh, Wodehouse is hysterical.

Deniz Bevan said...

Funny, this was one of the Christie books I read a long time after I'd been reading her stuff. My first one was The Mysterious Affair At Styles. I think I commented on some of your other posts on Wednesday just before the big Blogger Loss :-(

Su said...

@Faith: I guess that's why there are so many books. :)

@Kerri: I think he's hysterical.

@Deniz: Dang Blogger outage! But I'll keep an eye out for that book. :)

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