Friday, 15 June 2007

An Agatha Christie week...

... sometimes when I'm really knackered (even more than usual) I find I have to escape and my favourite escape (funnily enough) is to a book. So I sit there and abandon everything while I read an old fave for the forty-millionth time... Sparkling Cyanide it was tonight.
What fun.
Ruth Lessing. Great name eh?
And Agatha has hilarious little jokes... like...

"Now then, funny, don't be like the heroines of third-rate thrillers who start in the very first chapter by having something they can't possibly tell for no real reason except to gum up the hero and make the book spin itself out for another fifty thousand words."

I deeply, darkly appreciate that. I really do.

And I confess to skimming over the fave parts of 2 Mary Stewarts and 4 Georgette Heyers this week too...

... it's like that, that's the way it is.

4 comments:

suefromdevon said...

Hi Natalie,

I've read a couple of scenes from my favourite Mary Stewart's this weekend, too. Madam Will You Talk and Moonspinners :-)

Sue

Natalie Anderson said...

Hey Sue you kindred spirit you!!!

'Moonspinners' was one of mine too! LOL. That and 'This Rough Magic'.
:)

suefromdevon said...

LOL Natalie. I love This Rough Magic, too! Isn't that the one where the dolphin gets beached...? Now that definitely rates as favourite scene! And I adore Max. The trouble is with MS's books I've read them so many times so I do tend to head for my favourite scenes when I'm tired or in need of a comfort read :-)

Natalie Anderson said...

yep - dolphin beached scene is a winner. love it. I've read those books that many times those characters are so real to me and I just step into their world and out of mine and its bliss for those few minutes.
You know, if I managed to write ONE book that did that for ONE other person in the whole entire world then I'd have reached the zenith I reckon...