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[[ Read E-pub ]] Í Mord nach Maß ß Es beginnt wie ein M rchen die Geschichte von Mike Rogers, der auszieht, um das Gl ck zu erobern, und den selbst die b se Fee nicht das F rchten lehren kann Und es geht weiter wie im M rchen seine W nsche werden doppelt erf llt, kaum da er sie ausgesprochen hat Er gewinnt die sch ne, reiche Braut, er baut sich mit ihr ein Traumhaus, und sie leben gl cklich und zufrieden bis zum bitteren Erwachen Denn M rchen gibt es nun einmal nur in B chern 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 In my end is just my beginningAfter reading A LOT of Agatha Christie novels in the past, ENDLESS NIGHT I would have to say is one of her best, and very different from her othersThe story is narrated by Michael Rogers a charming attractive young man who is a bit of a loner Michael is unsure about quite a few things in his life, but there are two things he knows for certain He wants to be rich, and he wants to find a lady and settle down Out for a walk one day he spots a Sale Bill for In my end is just my beginningAfter reading A LOT of Agatha Christie novels in the past, ENDLESS NIGHT I would have to say is one of her best, and very different from her othersThe story is narrated by Michael Rogers a charming attractive young man who is a bit of a loner Michael is unsure about quite a few things in his life, but there are two things he knows for certain He wants to be rich, and he wants to find a lady and settle down Out for a walk one day he spots a Sale Bill for a house being auctioned off nearby Gipsy Acre and after exploring the property, he adds another thing to his list This is where he wants to live There are a few small problems with his perfect plan The house is in shambles, he has no money, and he has been warned Gipsy Acre is cursed quite few who have lived therehave also died there The curse Michael dismisses right awayThe house is also not a problem Michael s only close friend Rudolf Santonix is an architect, and Santonix has always promised that if money, love and property ever became a reality in Michael s life he would build him the house of his dreams.As luck would have it, Michael meets Fenella Ellie Guteman a lovely, wealthy heiress from America and everything else falls into place He has the girl,money than he could have imagined, and as Santonix promised a breathtaking house on Gipsy Acre but as the lovebirds settle into wedded bliss strange and frightening things start to happen, and Michael starts to wonder if he will ever get his happily ever after.ENDLESS NIGHT is a eerie little tale, with a splendid twist, and an unsettling conclusion If you are a Christie fan this is a must read 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 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