Hello my lovely readers!
This book vs. movie post is about The Mirror Crack’d from Side to Side, a crime novel written by the famous Agatha Christie. So let’s talk about a Miss Marple story!
The charming little village St. Mary mead is full of excitement when the famous movie star Marina Gregg moves in with her husband. However, during the reception held at the manor house one of the guests drops dead. What happened? Was it murder? And was the victim really the actual target?
Book vs. Movie:
I’ll kick off with the novel. First of all, I love how Miss Marple is depicted in this book. She already a bit older but far from becoming more quiet. Many of the people around her treat her like she’s so fragile and can’t take care of anything any more. Agatha Christie did a great job highlighting the troubles of getting old: still feeling motivated and being sharp but the body is not always cooperative, but most importantly how others treat elderly people. It’s a nice reminder to think about your own interactions with elders!
Many of the scenes dealing with these subjects are absolutely hilarious due to Miss Marple’s witty comments.
The crime itself is carefully constructed. I’m not sure whether absolutely everything made sense in the end but the story was extremely clever. For my taste there were a few coincidents too many but in general it was an interesting read. Continue reading