Lee Murray and Dan Rabarts
Congratulations to them both, I had a great time chatting with authors Lee Murray and Dan Rabarts! We talked about their books and collaboration, about their great play; The Thief’s Tale and how they felt listening to it come to life and so much more, listen in; http://tobtr.com/10973931
Top Downloads that are coming up! But its up to you, I am giving you a bit more time I am going to give the award in January! So download your favorites and check in next month to see who wins!!!
Today I chatted with author; Eve Wing about her writing and how she came about writing her novel, we had a great time. It was the last show of the year, and I announced The Live Listen Chatty Award!!! http://tobtr.com/11103381
I’d like to thank everyone who listened live to our season finale of Sherri’s Playhouse; Mabel of the Anzacs! You can still listen here to the archive; http://tobtr.com/11103379
It’s funny how despite the fact you have read a novel before, if you have seen an adaption on TV it overrides the memory of the written word. This is not the first time that my memory of the series has wiped out my memory of the book.
Though I loved the adaption with David Suchet, I love the novel more. It’s richer, has more characters and they are all quite different then the people in the adaption. (I do recommend the TV adaption though it is exquisitely done and perfect for this time of year, despite the murder.)
The characters of David and Hilda were taken out of the show completely which is really sad because I really like them a lot. They are really interesting and there is a lot there that to adds to the tension and the plot.
Also I love that the romance that lights up again between Alfred and Lydia, so sweet.
I knew who the murderer was of course from my first read and the adaption but it was done in such a way that I questioned my memory till Poirot revealed it.
Superb novel, love Dame Agatha as always.
I enjoyed this very much, an interesting thoughtful portrait of a very complex lady who wanted no one, to really know what was going on inside her mind. Can’t blame her really.
I found the insights very striking and unlike some of the reviews I did not at all find it at all boring. It was very interesting, indeed.
I thought how she used the Mary Westmacott novels to explain the inner working of Agatha’s mind quite well though out and it was not the first time, Agatha’s own daughter said if you really wanted to understand her mother, you need to read the Mary Westmacott novels.
While I didn’t at mind that the author Gillian Gill, gave the plot-lines and outcomes in those stories since I have not read them and don’t mind spoilers, I was stunned that she gave way not only the plot-lines but the murderers in Agatha’s mysteries. I am a huge Christie fan, which is why I read this and yet I have to admit I have not read all her books, and for her to give away the killer, not in one book, but in several books was shocking, and quite disappointing.
Otherwise an excellent biography.