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I usually read Agatha Christie to unwind, and although they always guarantee a highly enjoyable hour filled with chuckles and gasps, there is an element of lightness and dismissal involved Well, that serves me right This book smacked the patronizing smirk right off my face and I m drooling on the floor, well and truly humbled Written lightly, as always, but for the first time, the weight of evil the kind of evil that wears perfume, goes shopping and is grumpy in the morning makes its pr I usually read Agatha Christie to unwind, and although they always guarantee a highly enjoyable hour filled with chuckles and gasps, there is an element of lightness and dismissal involved Well, that serves me right This book smacked the patronizing smirk right off my face and I m drooling on the floor, well and truly humbled Written lightly, as always, but for the first time, the weight of evil the kind of evil that wears perfume, goes shopping and is grumpy in the morning makes its presence softly, sweetly known Yours truly is humbled, chilled and very impressed My thoughts on my re read loved my re read of this book I ve considered it my favorite Christie read for years now, but was long overdue for a re read Happy to report it s just as brilliant and chilling as I remember it My thoughts on my re read loved my re read of this book I ve considered it my favorite Christie read for years now, but was long overdue for a re read Happy to report it s just as brilliant and chilling as I remember it Endless Night was one of Agatha Christie s own favourite novels, and one which received the most critical acclaim on its publication in 1967 It is her 58th detective novel The title is a reference to William Blake sAuguries of Innocence , Every night and every morn,Some to misery are born,Every morn and every night,Some are born to sweet delight.Some are born to sweet delight,Some are born to endless night One of the characters sings and plays this at pertinent points during the book, and i Endless Night was one of Agatha Christie s own favourite novels, and one which received the most critical acclaim on its publication in 1967 It is her 58th detective novel The title is a reference to William Blake sAuguries of Innocence , Every night and every morn,Some to misery are born,Every morn and every night,Some are born to sweet delight.Some are born to sweet delight,Some are born to endless night One of the characters sings and plays this at pertinent points during the book, and it becomes evident that it refers to two of the characters Endless Night has been filmed, adapted as a play and also a graphic novel It featured in a TV series about Miss Marple in 2013 , although the character of Miss Marple does not appear in the novel The novels featuring Miss Marple have quite a different feel, so this is an odd inclusion Unusually for Agatha Christie, Endless Night has a single viewpoint character, who has a heavy presence in the novel as its narrator Michael Rogers is a working class lad whose origins seem to be from a poor but proud family with a strong work ethic which he does not share He cheerfully admits that he cannot stick to anything He is unsettled and lazy, having had a variety of jobs He also appears to the reader to have a chip on his shoulder, and is quite a many layered character.Very early on in the story, we learn that he has fallen in love with a painting of a house, and has idealised this in his mind to be a perfect house which he dreams of owning He also finds the perfect location for his house in a fictitious village called Kington Bishop, near the town of Market Chadwell In one of his jobs he had worked for an architect, Rudolf Santonix, who has now become a friend He imagines Santonix designing his perfect dream house, although he knows that acquiring it it is an impossibility Santonix knows of Michael s strange fantasies and his passion for the imaginary house,When I was in a fanciful mood I used to think that piece of land had laid a spell upon you You were a man in love with a house that you might never own, that you might never see, that might never even be built The other main character in the story is almost Michael s complete opposite a rich American heiress, Funella or Ellie Guteman The two fall in love but it is as well to remember that this is Agatha Christie, and not her romantic novelist alias Mary Westmacott , so the course of true love is unlikely to run smooth.This is better written than some of Agatha Christie s novels The two main characters have fardepth, which the reader learns as the story develops Sometimes Agatha Christie piles on the characters in order to increase the complexity of the plot, and they inevitably come across as flat stock types She will describe their appearance, maybe name their job and a detail or two about their history and feel that she has done enough She tells us about them This novel is different, and far better than her average fare, as she reveals Mike and Ellie s characters through their experiences, as told by Mike Also, to some extent, the characters of Ellie s close companion, Greta Andersen, his mother, the lawyer and guardian Uncle Andrew Lippincott, and the terminally ill architect Rudolf Santonix arefully fleshed out than usual But there are secondary characters the step mother Cora van Stuyvesant, a friend Claudia Hardcastle, a local bigwig God Major Phillpot, the local witch Esther Lee and others, who areakin to Christie s usual cardboard cutouts The plot itself is satisfying with at least two neat twists near the end, to make the reader gasp Agatha Christie s strength as a writer is based almost entirely on her ingenious plots On publication, the newspaperThe Guardiancommented,the crashing, not to say horrific suspense at the end is perhaps the most devastating that this surpriseful author has ever brought offAnd the novelist Robert Barnard calls it,The best of the late Christies A splendid late flowering However the literary critic James Zemboy, in his analysis of Agatha Christie s detective novels in 2008, says she wasby then seventy seven years old and clearly in steep decline as a writer Endless Night is a silly story filled with unlikely events and dull characters not typical of Agatha Christie it is rather embarrassing Strong words indeed, about quite an enjoyable read There are deliberate gothic overtones, with the cursed land of Gipsy s Acre and the old woman Mrs Lee, with her muttered premonitions of doom The land is thought to be unlucky, because several accidents have taken place there, particularly on the dangerous curved road approaching the house The talk of superstitious villagers, resentful gypsies, Mrs Lee, with her dire warnings, who,Doesn t like the insides of houses Them as has got gipsy blood don t , the young couple never being happy, the threats against them andtheir kind , the evil site which should never be built on all these are themes which run throughout the story, unsettling the reader and underpinning the story with a feeling of threat It is all pure hokum, and the reader feels this is the author s deliberate intention, but it is entertaining and funI d always known that I d meet one day a beautiful woman I had met her I d seen her and she d seen me We d come together A wonderful woman I d known the moment I saw her that I belonged to her, belonged to her absolutely and for always I was hers I am always sad when I think of this book Dame Agatha was already in decline due to dementia when, in six short weeks, she flowered this novel It is the last true Christie novel in the sense that it demonstrates her strengthsclearly than her diminishing powers would ever allow again That is why I give it four stars.The story is unremarkable, and in lesser hands would be a tedious oft told tale But stop a moment when you feel your eyes start to roll and hold this thought One of mystery I am always sad when I think of this book Dame Agatha was already in decline due to dementia when, in six short weeks, she flowered this novel It is the last true Christie novel in the sense that it demonstrates her strengthsclearly than her diminishing powers would ever allow again That is why I give it four stars.The story is unremarkable, and in lesser hands would be a tedious oft told tale But stop a moment when you feel your eyes start to roll and hold this thought One of mystery fiction s greats like her work or not, she was indeed a great writer wrote this, her last lucid writing, before sliding down a slope we all hope we ll never see up close.Join The Guardian s group read if you have never read this tale before It is an experience best shared with fellow Agathans.And I watched the Marple version againAWFUL BAD TERRIBLE BAD STOOPUD BAD This is a chilling stand alone novel by Agatha Christie Endless Night is quite different than Agatha Christie s Poirot or Marple series The story is narrated by the main character, Micheal Rogers, a young man with grandeur ideas but with no obvious means of attaining it He is fascinated with Gipsy s Acre a plot of land in rural England that is said to be cursed by the Gypsies who once lived there and who were driven away.While walking around the property that has come up for sale, he meets This is a chilling stand alone novel by Agatha Christie Endless Night is quite different than Agatha Christie s Poirot or Marple series The story is narrated by the main character, Micheal Rogers, a young man with grandeur ideas but with no obvious means of attaining it He is fascinated with Gipsy s Acre a plot of land in rural England that is said to be cursed by the Gypsies who once lived there and who were driven away.While walking around the property that has come up for sale, he meets an attractive young American woman, Ellie A whirlwind of romance results in him marrying the very lovely and the rich heiress to a fabulous fortune They hired an architect to build their dream house at Gipsy s Acre But the land is cursed and soon a chain of tragedies struck the newlyweds like a very black cloudI quite enjoyed the inner monologue and the first person narration and about halfway through I was held in the grip of the most uneasy sense of creepiness that started colouring the story There were points in the book where I actually looked over my shoulder The suspense, character development and smattering of clues that only made sense as such at the end all make for a superb, edge of your seat portrayal of the inner workings of a mind gone horribly wrong.If you enjoy character development over plot happenings, glimpsing into a personality driven by darkness and a book that will have you thinking about it days after you ve finished, then this is the novel for you Most of Agatha Christie s books can best be described as cracking thrillers But Endless Night almost has the feel of a ghost story or a horror tale A psychological thriller like I never expected. Michael Rogers,a working class man,meets Ellie Guteman,a wealthy heiress.They get married,and live at Gypsy s Acre,a country house.There isn t any happily ever after for them.There is supposedly a curse at Gypsy s Acre.And then,things go very wrong.The book gets bogged down in the middle,before working its way to a violent climax.This is a bit different compared to Christie s other books,but still pretty good. This novel is quite different from any other work of Agatha Christie The beginning is slow and the reader has to make too much effort to stay glued It becomes increasingly difficult till first half of the novel to make sense of what is happening Then Christie s brilliance kicks in The last few pages are the best that I have ever read in any of Christie s novels A blockbuster novelIncidentally Bollywood flick Aar Ya Paar was loosely based on this novel look here, i said, people like to collect disasters that s the way stories build themselves up about a placeanother murder mystery standalone involving a love story and a possibly cursed property buddy read with shannon there s a couple of things in endless night that felt distinctly different from the usual in a agatha christie murder mystery first up, the setting and imagery it s reminiscent of gothic horror, putting a strange but grand house at the forefront of the storlook here, i said, people like to collect disasters that s the way stories build themselves up about a placeanother murder mystery standalone involving a love story and a possibly cursed property buddy read with shannon there s a couple of things in endless night that felt distinctly different from the usual in a agatha christie murder mystery first up, the setting and imagery it s reminiscent of gothic horror, putting a strange but grand house at the forefront of the story an architectural wonder dampened by an intense sense of foreboding.secondly, the characters mike, our narrator, is a bit of a working class drifter, whose voice sounds appropriately cavalier and casual he s muchcharacterized than the usual standalone narrator in a christie novel evenso thanks to the meandering style the story takes.he s the perfectly rational guy for a spooky mystery, and we spend a lot of time getting to know him before we meet the love of his life ellie she s a rich girl from america, who falls for this handsome stranger who s enchanted by her rather than her money.it all seems like a straightforward love story in which mike and ellie deal with the aftermath of a poor guy marries rich girl conflict various family members of ellie run to england to needle and judge mike, who feels like a fish out of water when confronted with ellie s intricate business dealings meanwhile, the sense of dread remains and it isn t until relatively late in the story when Things Start Happening.if i had to label it as anything, i d have to say that this isof a modern psychological thriller with gothic elements than a usual cozy murder mystery it s an interesting angle to take, though i did like christie s writing in this a bit less than usual it feels overly wordy and repetitive, another complete opposite from what i usually expect from her.the reveal at the end because of course there is one is good, and very well executed however coming off of having read many agatha christie books in a row, i can t help but feel i ve seen elements of this story before, albeit used or presented in a different way considering the amount of decades her career spans, that s not very strange and i think being your own best competition is a compliment in and of itself.also, a brief caveat of this book showing its age the house that plays a big part in this is built upon a property called g psy acre , which is apparently haunted the book leans a lot into old and unfortunate stereotypes concerning the romani people, which was very grating.bottom line entertaining, and i had a good time reading it but it didn t necessarily pop for me, and it s not one that i m liable to remember when someone asks me about my favorite christie stories 3.0 stars. {DOWNLOAD EPUB} Å Endless Night ß Strapped by a chauffeur s wages, Michael Rogers want of a better life seems out of reach Especially elusive is a magnificent piece of property in Kingston Bishop until a chance meeting with a beautiful heiress makes his dreams possible Marrying her is the first step Building the perfect home is the next Unfortunately, Michael ignored the local warnings about the deadly curse buried in the tract of land, and living out his dreams may exact a higher price than he ever imagined Praised as one of Agatha Christie s most unusual forays into gothic, psychological suspense, this novel of fate, chance, and the nature of evil was a personal favorite of the author s as well 3.5 5 stars view spoiler I did really enjoy this book, but I felt like Christie was just recycling plot twists from her former books The love triangle situation reminded me of the one in Death on the Nile and the whole unreliable narrator thing was so similar to The Murder of Roger Ackroyd hide spoiler 3.5 5 stars view spoiler I did really enjoy this book, but I felt like Christie was just recycling plot twists from her former books The love triangle situation reminded me of the one in Death on the Nile and the whole unreliable narrator thing was so similar to The Murder of Roger Ackroyd hide spoiler