Friday, 25 January 2013




Ok, first and foremost. This book is a gem. It is one of its kind. Its mindblowing. Its awesome and what not. The moment you start reading it, you can't help but read it in one sitting. Whats more, its gripping and chilling storyline dosen't let you keep the book down. 

Here's why you should it. It is the world' best selling mystery, to say the least. It has sold more than 100 million copies worldwide. And it is one of the most widely adapted work of anyone, probably, let alone Agatha Christie, for television, or radio or any tv show. 
Here's why you shouldn't. No such thing.

Ten strangers are lured to an isolated island mansion off the Devon coast by mysterious person naming himself as "U.N.Owen". At dinner a recorded message accuses each of them in turn of having a guilty secret, and by the end one of the guests is dead. Stranded by a violent storm and haunted by an ancient nursery rhyme counting down, one by one, as one by one they begin to die. At the end, there remains no one and all are dead. 


So, I started the book just reading that above para on the back of this book. This was enough to get me going, adding the "best selling mystery" part. Therefore, I was sure something was on the cards, and I was about to get that in my upcoming roller coaster ride of crime, thriller and mystery.

So, whats good in the book is I really liked the way the author had characterised each of the persons on that island. The way each character in the book reveals his or her past is mind-blowing. Finest, I should say, till date. And, and not to forget, the climax, is just out of the roof. The real killer is mind you, NOT OBVIOUS. You would surely be thunderstruck, if not flabbergasted.

The book itself is so good, that you really cant afford to have a loo break. And, this was the most diificult mysteries I have ever read. So, this enough should be able to get you out of the streets and get this book. Beg, borrow or steal, I don't care. 

Watched Gumnaam, ever??That Manoj Kumar movie? Well, that movie was adapted from this book online. For anyone, who had not watched the movie, I would recommend those 'lucky' people to read the book first. Its awesome(in highlights:-D) 

I would really like to say this. AND THEN THERE WERE NONE IS A MASTERPIECE.  You just can't afford to miss it.

10 on 10 to this perfect, amazing and mindblowing locked room mystery.

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