And then there were none/ Zece negri mititei – Agatha Christie (Review)

16 Sep

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“Zece…” Zece străini sunt atraşi de un misterios U.N. Owen, într-o casă de pe o insulă izolată, din apropierea Devon-ului. “Nouă… ” În timpul cinei, un mesaj înregistrat îi acuză pe fiecare în parte de câte o crimă, iar în final, în aceeaşi seară, unul dintre oaspeţi moare. “Opt… ” Rupţi de lume din cauza unei furtuni violente şi urmăriţi de versurile unei vechi poezii pentru copii, care numără descrescător de la zece la zero, oaspeţii lui U.N. Owen încep, unul câte unul, să moară. “Şapte… ” Care dintre ei este criminalul? Oare va supravieţui cineva?”

Parerea mea

Este un roman plin de mister si face parte din categoria cartilor pe care nu le veti putea lasa din mana. Cel putin asta mi s-a intamplat mie. A fost prima carte scrisa de Agatha Christie pe care am citit-o si chiar am ramas impresionata de ea. Are o poveste inteligenta, cu personaje variate si credibile, iar suspansul devine din ce in ce mai claustrofobic pe masura ce ne apropiem de final, un final genial, total neasteptat, dar foarte logic.

Intreaga actiune a cartii este bazata pe un cantec destul de banal, chiar amuzant,in functie de versurile caruia se savarsesc din ce in ce mai multe crime socante:
“Zece negri mititei au cinat sub luna noua;/Unul insa s-a-necat si-au ramas doar noua./Noua negri mititei au stat noaptea dupa trei;/Unul s-a-ntrecut cu somnul si-au ramas doar opt din ei./Opt negri mititei trec prin Devon intr-o noapte;/Unul zice: “Eu raman” — si-au ramas doar sapte./ Sapte negri mititei despicau surcele groase; /Unul s-a taiat in doua si-au ramas doar sase./Sase negri mititei se jucau c-un stup,netotii; /Un bondar l-inteapa pe-unul si-au ramas doar cinci cu totii./Cinci negri mititei vor s-ajunga magistrati;/Unul si-a-mplinit dorinta si-au ramas deci patru frati./Patru negri au plecat, hat, pe mare, mititeii;/Unul a picat in lat si-au ramas doar trei./Trei negri mititei zic: “La zoo e de noi”./Pe-unu-l stranse-un urs in brate si-au ramas doar doi./Doi negri mititei se uscau la soare-un pic;/Unul s-a prajit de tot si-a ramas un negru mic./Un negru mititel, singur-singurel,/Cu un streang s-a spanzurat si n-a mai ramas nici el.”

Zece persoane – sapte barbati si trei femei – sunt chemate de un anume U.N. Owen, care stie trecutul fiecareia, intr-o casa de pe o insula izolata, din apropierea Devon-ului. Philip Lombard (fost soldat), Vera Claythorne (profesoara /secretara), Generalul Macarthur, Emily Brent (“o domnisoara in varsta”), Doctorul Armstrong, Tony Marston (un tanar bogat), William Blore (inspector de politie pensionat), sotii Rogers (servitori) si judecatorul Wargrave nu se cunosc intre ei, singurul lucru pe care il au in comun fiind faptul ca fiecare a comis o crima pentru care nu a raspuns in fata justitiei. Imediat ce ajung la destinatie, jocul incepe: Zece, noua, opt … personajele mor, unele dupa altele. Oare va supravietui cineva? Cititi si veti afla 🙂

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“First, there were ten – a curious assortment of strangers summoned as weekend guests to a private island off the coast of Devon. Their host, an eccentric millionaire unknown to all of them, is nowhere to be found. All that the guests have in common is a wicked past they’re unwilling to reveal – and a secret that will seal their fate. For each has been marked for murder. One by one they fall prey. Before the weekend is out, there will be none. And only the dead are above suspicion.”

My thoughts

This was the first Agatha Christie book that I had ever read and I absolutely loved it. Once I started reading it, I couldn’t put it down until the end.

The story was written in a smart way, the characters were varied and credible and the suspense became more and more claustrophobic as I was getting closer to the end, a genius, completely unexpected, but very logical end.

The plot is based on a song with puerile, funny lyrics on the basis of which more and more shocking crimes are being committed:
Ten little Indian boys went out to dine; One choked his little self and then there were nine./Nine little Indian boys sat up very late; One overslept himself and then there were eight./Eight little Indian boys travelling in Devon; One said he’d stay there and then there were seven./Seven little Indian boys chopping up sticks; One chopped himself in halves and then there were six./Six little Indian boys playing with a hive; A bumblebee stung one and then there were five./Five little Indian boys going in for law; One got in Chancery and then there were four./Four little Indian boys going out to sea; A red herring swallowed one and then there were three./Three little Indian boys walking in the Zoo; A big bear hugged one and then there were two./Two little Indian boys sitting in the sun; One got frizzled up and then there was one./One little Indian boy left all alone; He went and hanged himself and then there were none.

Ten persons – Philip Lombard (ex-soldier), Vera Claythorne (ex-governess), General Macarthur, Emily Brent (“an elderly woman”), Doctor Armstrong, Tony Marston (a rich young man), William Blore (a retired police inspector), Thomas Roger and his wife (cooks) and the Judge Wargrave – are tricked into coming onto a deserted island, near Devon, by someone called U.N. Owen who knows each one’s past. They don’t know each other, the only thing that they have in common being the fact that each of them commited a murder without being punished. As soon as they arrive on the island, the game begins: ten, nine, eight…the characters die one after the other. Will anyone survive? Read and find out!

My rating       

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