They Do It With Mirrors / Jocuri De Oglinzi – Agatha Christie (Review)

7 Jan

Paperback, 224 pages
First published in 1952

 

Description

Miss Marple senses danger when she visits a friend living in Stoneygates, a rehabilitation center for delinquents. Her fears are confirmed when someone shoots at the administrator. Although he is not injured, a mysterious visitor is less fortunate—shot dead simultaneously in another part of the building.

Pure coincidence? Miss Marple thinks not, and must use all her cunning to solve the riddle of the stranger’s visit … and his murder.

My thoughts

I started reading this book two and a half months ago and I’m happy that I finally managed to finish it. It took me that much because I not only didn’t have much time to read or wasn’t really in the mood for it, but also because I didn’t find “They do it with mirrors” as interesting as other books written by Agatha Christie. I also think that I like Hercule Poirot more than Miss Marple, even though he tends to be arrogant sometimes. So far I prefered the books with the famous detective because he is more present in the story than Jane is.

I didn’t hate this book, but I just expected it to be a little different, to be more focused on the “delinquent boys”. Unfortunately only two of them played a somewhat important role in discovering the mystery. Speaking of the mystery of the murderer, it wasn’t that big…I managed to guess who the culprit was, but it was still fun to read about his motives and how the murder was exactly executed. There were a few surprises as well.

All in all, I still enjoyed this book, even though it wasn’t my favourite out of the nine Agatha Christie books I read so far.

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Numar pagini: 250

Carte publicata de editura Rao, 2012

 

Descriere

Jane Marple e coplesita de un sentiment de rau augur cand merge sa-si viziteze o veche prietena, Carrie Louise, la conacul victorian unde aceasta locuieste impreuna cu familia. Cladirea este folosita si ca un centru de reabilitare pentru tineri delincventi. Temerile lui Miss Marple sunt confirmate cand Lewis Serrocold, sotul lui Louise si totodats administratorul centrului, este agresat de unul dintre „protejatii“ sai, iar un vizitator inopinat este impuscat mortal intr-o alta aripa a casei. Nimic nu poate scapa insa mintii iscoditoare a lui Miss Marple, care intrevede un joc al iluziilor in spatele celor doua atacuri concomitente.

Parerea mea

Am inceput sa citesc aceasta carte acum doua luni si jumatate si sunt fericita ca in sfarsit am terminat-o. Mi-a luat atat de mult pentru ca nu prea am avut timp/chef de citit, dar si pentru ca “Jocuri de oglinzi” nu mi s-a parut la fel de interesanta ca alte carti scrise de Agatha Christie. De asemenea, cred ca imi place mai mult Hercule Poirot decat Miss Marple, chiar daca el este cam arogant cateodata. Pana acum mi-au placut mai mult cartile ce l-au avut in prim-plan pe faimosul detectiv deoarece, dupa parerea mea, este mult mai prezent in poveste si are o contributie mai mare la rezolvarea cazurilor.

Nu mi-a displacut aceasta carte, dar am avut asteptari mari de la ea. Am crezut ca o sa fie un pic diferita, ca povestea se va axa mai mult pe “tinerii delicventi”, insa, din pacate, doar doi dintre acestia au avut un rol cat de cat important in rezolvarea misterului. Vorbind despre misterul ucigasului, nu a fost atat de surprinzator pentru mine, deoarece am reusit sa ghicesc vinovatul inainte de final, insa tot a fost interesant sa citesc despre motivul si modul in care acesta a comis crima. De asemenea, au mai fost dezvaluite si cateva surprize.

In concluzie, pot spune ca mi-a placut cartea, chiar daca mi s-au parut mai bune celelalte opt carti scrise de Agatha Christie pe care le-am citit pana acum.

My rating/ Punctaj cute_flower_smiley_face_sticker-p217285791912455194envb3_400cute_flower_smiley_face_sticker-p217285791912455194envb3_400cute_flower_smiley_face_sticker-p217285791912455194envb3_400

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