| 5/5 | Murder on the Orient Express | Agatha Christie | Realistic Mystery |
I will always remember this one as the first Agatha Christie novel I ever read, and most certainly my favorite. There have been a couple movies on this story, one of them being the 2017 version with a couple names you might recognise, like i don’t know, Kenneth Brannag (Hercule Poirot), Josh Gad (Hector MacQueen, formally known as Olaf) and Johnny Depp (Edward Ratchett). This is a Hercule Poirot Adventure and this time, he is on a train back to London when one of the passengers is mysteriously murdered. Who did it? Why? I swear if you will read nothing else at least read this because you will be on the edge of your seat and gasp out loud at the ending. Or, you know, cry. That happens in the presence of great writing. But I swear, I love this novel with my heart and soul. This classic is an absolute must-have and always will be. This book is just indescribable. I can’t write beautifully enough to bring it to justice. Just trust me. Read it. You’ll thank me later.
Murder on the orient express (2017)
There was right. There was wrong. Then there was you. I cannot judge you for this.
It’s mine finally!!!!!!
Murder on the Orient Express + Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper (for @morbidigliani who loves the painting and comparison :))
“[In 2015] I was in Milan, I had half an hour, I got to see Leonardo da Vinci’s painting The Last Supper. I didn’t even realize in my ignorance that it was on a wall, I thought it was a canvas. It’s painted on a wall of a chapel. The image is very haunting. I remember it so vividly and wanted it at the end of this movie when Poirot starts to understand before this big denouement… He lays them out in that way, it’s as if Poirot’s obsessive-compulsive mind, slightly poetic mind, casts them as the twelve disciples, and he’s looking to see who is Judas, who is the traitor. And we group them, we absolutely group them the way the disciples are, just for a moment, as if we’re in Poirot’s mind.” – Kenneth Branagh on the inspiration for the The Last Supper scene [x]