Elephants Can Remember

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Following an otherwise-enjoyable literary luncheon, the celebrated crime novelist Ariadne Oliver is accosted by a particularly formidable woman who engages her in conversation about one of her many god-daughters, whom Ariadne hasn't seen since she was a child. She lands a bombshell with the question 'What I want to know is this: did her mother kill her father, or was it the father who killed the mother?' Affronted and bewildered by the assertiveness of this pushy busybody, Ariadne is nevertheless intrigued. There's only ...

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LitWit

Jun 11, 2007

Clever ending!

Elephants Can Remember begins very slowly. It seems to drag along until about halfway through. While the description of Mrs. Ariadne Oliver, a writer, is interesting, it seems that it is the focal point of the story instead of the solving of the crime. Hercule Poirot, as usual, is an entertaining and eccentric character and gets the ball rolling when he begins to work his magic in unveiling the truth in this double murder mystery. This book helps you get to know the people affected by this tragic crime more than other Christie books. The ending is very clever and makes up for the slow beginning. Overall I enjoyed this book and was thoroughly impressed by the solving of the murders.

bid0na

Apr 3, 2007

Actually I hate this book.One of the poorest books with Poirot.
My rating 1of5

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