First Impressions: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

Once again, I am reading Agatha Christie’s stories about the famous detective Hercule Poirot. It’s my third book and finally, I have the chance to write down my first impressions!

So far, I have read The ABC Murders and Hercule Poirot’s Christmas, so this is my third book written by Agatha Christie. I have mentioned reading this book in my last post, and surprisingly, a lot of people wrote that this was their favorite story or even recommended this book to me. However, I have to say that this is definetely my least favorite read so far.

I am 60 pages in and Hercule Poirot was mentioned only once. This book is written differently, the plot is by far slower than the other plots and the murder took place on page 50. I have to say, Agatha Christie sure took her time introducing the protagonist (besides Hercule Poirot) and so the story only slowly unfolded.

I’m not saying that I’m not enjoying myself – don’t get me wrong, I am. It’s just that the two other books were more gripping and paced faster than this one.

Other than this aspect, however, I am really enjoying this book, it’s quite humorous and the characters are mysterious and interesting.

I won’t write too much without finishing the book – so that’s it so far, I will continue the book and then hopefully change my mind!

Author: Blogger Books

I'm a huge fan of Draco Malfoy, I love scones and tea time, I don't like horror movies and obviously I'm a huge book nerd.

12 thoughts on “First Impressions: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd”

  1. Aww, I’m sorry you’re not enjoying this one as much! I’ve heard such good things about it. I always get SO ANNOYED when Christie introduces the detective later, I read one when the detective wasn’t introduced until the story was almost over! Hopefully that isn’t the case here! Anyways, great post💜

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    1. Thanks! Same here, I love it when the detective is introduced right away and now I’m at page 60 and Poirot is the neighbor which is said to be a hairdresser 😂😂😂 so that’s not my preferred plot line! But we’ll see!

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