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The Moonstone update

Ok so, as much as I really like Wilkie Collins’ The Moonstone, it’s really going slowly. Partly because I took a break in the middle to read a different book. I’m a bit over half finished. I’ve reached the narrative of Matthew Bruff. I really like the way the story is divided between different narrators. Getting first hand point of views from different characters really make the story more believable. I hope to be finished by the middle of next week.

Meanwhile, I read Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Links in less than 2 days. I find that every time I read one of her books I’m so sure that I know who the murderer is…and then find out that I wasn’t even close. This time, I made my hypothesis and just when the book seemed to be legitimizing my theory, then the story turned. It lead me to believe that I was right and then dashed all of my hopes. I should have realized I was wrong when Poirot’s friend Hastings was supporting my theory, he rarely gets it right the first time. But I loved that I was wrong. I find now that if I can guess who the culprit in a mystery is, I end up not thinking that the book is not as good. I’m not really in the mood to give a full recap of the novel though. I have a hard time explaining stories without giving away the ending.

Anyway, off to the exciting conclusion of The Moonstone.


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