Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie (Hercule Poirot #17) ★★★☆☆
Genre: Classic, Mystery
First Published: 1937
Publisher: Harper Collins
Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
Genre: Classic, Dystopian
This novel follows Winston Smith, a worker in the Ministry of Truth. 1984 is set in a totalitarian society ruled by Big Brother and the Party. The Party dictates all aspects of life, and the Thought Police have a zero tolerance on the slightest hint of opposition. But Winston is beginning to question the society he lives in.
This is a great look at government, with some aspects of the society coming uncomfortably close to parts of society today. It is a clever ‘essay’ and definitely a must read for anyone with a keen interest into government and politics. While it’s a good social commentary it’s not an amazing story. This isn’t a novel I’d go into expecting to enjoy as such but one I would recommend everybody should read.
And Then There Were None is Agatha Christie’s best-selling novel, as well as the best-selling mystery in the world. This stand alone story follows 10 strangers who are all invited to an isolated island off the coast of Devon, by the mysterious (and absent) Mr and Mrs U. N. Owen. During dinner, a recording accuses each of them of a terrible crime. Then they begin to be killed off, one-by-one.