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Sherlock (+BC), Agatha Christie, and Hiddles

I was thinking that maybe I should go watch the second season of Sherlock after all. Then I thought of Irene Adler, and how the ACD character whom I admired got twisted into...this. (Oh, and this.)

Yeah. Maybe not.

Anyway. I finished reading The Hitman's Guide to House Cleaning by Hallgrímur Helgason because the Kindle edition was on a one-day sale. (It was the first Kindle Book of the Day I've bought in these past three months.) It was a nice read, with an odd mixture of religion and war and sex and other stuff, yet never really gets morose. I'm not sure I'd recommend buying it at full price, but it's a pleasant read if you can borrow it from a library.

I've also been trying to get into Agatha Christie novels. I read Murder on the Orient Express a while back and thought it was a nice setup. Couldn't really get into The Mysterious Affair at Styles, and Destination Unknown was plain depressing even though I finished it (somehow) in the end. Going through Murder is Easy right now and it's easy enough. If anybody have recommendations from her long book list, I shall be very grateful.

BUT WAIT WHAT IS THIS!

An adaptation, with the inclusion of Miss Marple (played by Julia McKenzie), was included in the fourth season of Marple; it deviated significantly from the novel by removing, adding, and changing characters, adding subplots, and changing the murderer's motives. It's Miss Marple who meets Miss Pinkerton on the train and learns of her suspicions about the village deaths. Pinkerton is killed in a fall down a London station escalator while enroute to Scotland Yard. Miss Marple meets 30-ish police detective Luke Fitzwilliam (played by Benedict Cumberbatch) in the village, where he is dealing with a deceased relative's property, and they recognize one another's investigative inclinations and work together to solve the murders.

-----我是HC的分割线-----

Iris发了一条WB:我滚一滚康桥,不带走一片抖森。

然后……

鸢尾:因为我说如果我去剑桥,要把每一块砖都踩一下,这样可以和他踩到同一块砖
鸢尾:结果另一个人说,还是滚一下比较保险——万一踩漏了呢
蝴蝶:狂笑
鸢尾:从舞台,宿舍滚到rugby球场
鸢尾:其实把希斯罗滚一边很保险的,虽然大概会被反恐的抓起来……
蝴蝶:……希思罗太不浪漫了。当然,我就没见过浪漫的飞机场。
鸢尾:其实纽约他也去过的
蝴蝶:可是那么多terminal,怎么知道是哪一个
鸢尾:希斯罗滚terminal 3 啊,国际航班。而且国内肯定也有……
蝴蝶:我们需要找一个只有一个terminal的小机场,这样就万无一失了
鸢尾:我们真的不是在策划恐怖袭击么
蝴蝶:和恐怖分子还有得讨价还价,和恋爱(?)中的女人是没得讨价还价的……

Comments

你要是不喜欢Styles⋯⋯我就不知道该怎么推荐了⋯⋯因为那是我最喜欢的一本⋯⋯
不然你可以试试坑爹的The Murder of Roger Ackroyd。如果会打桥牌的话可以试试Cards on the Table。Dumb Witness,Death in the Clouds,Sad Cypress也都不错。
噢对⋯⋯参考我们之前去一起看过的那幅夏绿蒂小姐的画,你最应该看The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side。

不过你现在既然回国了我要不要贴中文版的给你⋯⋯
Styles全然读不下去。我大概会去找找你后面说的那几本。

中文版的固然读得快,但是人名翻译是个麻烦。经常记不住谁是谁。=_= 不过我目前读的都是中文版的,因为找不到英文的……(咳)