RARA-AVIS: Re: Christie

From: Jacques Debierue ( matrxtech@yahoo.com)
Date: 13 Oct 2004

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "crimeflix" <jmks100@a...> wrote:
Re Christie, I just wanted to mention I'm a huge fan of her books. I've read most of them (although it's been some time), find them hugely entertaining, and whether you like the hard or soft stuff you can learn a ton about plotting from her books...
> J
> http://www.jasonstarr.com

Like Jason, I have read lots of her stuff and mainly for the plots. She *also* had an unlimited reservoir of nasty, dislikable characters. While she worked the traditional detection mystery, many of her books are bleak about the human animal. For me, Christie is definitely not light entertainment.

On the other hand, her characterization is not very deep, probably because characters had to serve her devilish plots and her rhythm requires quick rotation of characters.



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