by Agatha Christie
I have an aversion to watching films, based on books, when I have not read the book. I wanted to see the film, so I finally had to read the Agatha Christie classic. Yes, I know, I am very late to the party, but what a delightful party it is: Intrigue, suspense, the cast of characters, and the patient deduction of Hercule Poirot, contrasted with M. Bouc's impulsivity make for great reading. Of course, Poirot's remarkable reasoning is matched and superseded by the brilliance of Christie herself. Christie engages, enthralls, and entertains even as she makes us wrestle with matters of utmost ethical importance. If you wonder why books get tagged with the word, "classic", read Murder On The Orient Express.